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AB0169 Fibromyalgia. geriatrics problem?
  1. A Laiz,
  2. H Corominas,
  3. M Peiró,
  4. S Fernández,
  5. C Díaz,
  6. G Vázquez
  1. Internal Medicine, Hospital de La Santa Creu I Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain


Objectives To study in a group of patients, of a rheumatoloy unit in primary care the presence of fibromyalgia and tocompare the results between those with more and less than 65 years.

Methods From a rheumatoloy unit in primary care, in Barcelona, during one year, we selected the patients with fibromyalgia.

The diagnostic was done according with ACR criteria 1990.

Stadistical method used for comparisions was the chi- square test and correction of continuidad.

Results Visits performed were 1555. The mean was 61 ± 15 (Table 1).

Between them (p < 0.05).

Abstract AB0169 Table 1

Conclusion The prevalence of fibromyalgia is similar to others studies.

Fibromyalgia in people with more than 65 years, is in our group very low. This result can be real or because from the primary care this pathology in this group of people is not considered so important as others.

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