January 24, 2019
Evidence of Neuroinflammation in Fibromyalgia
Anthony L. Komaroff, MD
reviewing Albrecht DS et al.
The Swedish team (with Kadetoff and Kosek) worked with a Massachusetts General Hospital team
The degree of glial activation in the cortex correlated with reported intensity of patients' fatigue.
PET scans revealed widespread activation of glial cells (antigen-presenting cells) in the cortex, particularly in the frontal and parietal lobes. The degree of glial activation correlated with reported intensity of patients' fatigue. The greater the neuroinflammation, the greater the fatigue (although not the pain).https://www.jwatch.org/na48369/2019/01/24/evidence-neuroinflammation-fibromyalgia
More detail, in layman's term, here, in Science Daily.
"Research teams find widespread inflammation in the brains of fibromyalgia patients."https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180927122946.htm
The Original study's title:
Brain glial activation in fibromyalgia – A multi-site positron emission tomography investigation https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/30223011/
Post Edited (Rockon) : 5/2/2019 2:19:47 AM (GMT-6)