Basics of Juvenile Primary Fibromyalgia Syndrome (JPFS) – not just adults have FMS!

Fibromyalgia can be hard to spot in children because there are no tests to diagnose it, and because it’s much more common in adults. Most of the time fibromyalgia affects women over age 18. Even so, between 1% and 7% of children are thought to have fibromyalgia or similar conditions.

Fibromyalgia is part of a group of conditions collectively known as musculoskeletal pain syndrome (MSPS). Juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome (JPFS) causes people to experience musculoskeletal pain ‘EVERYWHERE’ and fatigue as their main symptoms. JPFS is a condition that has no known cause. Traditionally, patients with JPFS are cared for by rheumatologists because of the symptoms of muscle and joint pain

Links to other areas in this section:

Incidence of JPFS

Signs and Symptoms of JPFS

Causes of JPFS

Sleep Abnormalities and JPFS

Treatments for JPFS

JPFS and Pain While Exercising

JPFS and Depression

JPFS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Long-term Outlook for Teens with JPFS

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