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Is it possible, since varibella ?)chicken pox, lives in nerve endings, could it be responsible for fibromyalgia?
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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Not likely
Since fibromyalgia sufferers complain of pain in very general areas it is unlikely that varicella virus is to blame.

In brief: Not likely
Since fibromyalgia sufferers complain of pain in very general areas it is unlikely that varicella virus is to blame.
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
The latent virus can live in the dorsal ganglia, but in just a few .
The virus during chickenpox involves the skin, then travels from the skin retrograde to the dorsal ganglia of the nerve fibers. In an attack of shingles the virus becomes reactivated in the dorsal gangia of the nerve and come forth. But it is only in a few of these nerves and fibromyalgia is widespread chronic pain.

In brief: No
The latent virus can live in the dorsal ganglia, but in just a few .
The virus during chickenpox involves the skin, then travels from the skin retrograde to the dorsal ganglia of the nerve fibers. In an attack of shingles the virus becomes reactivated in the dorsal gangia of the nerve and come forth. But it is only in a few of these nerves and fibromyalgia is widespread chronic pain.
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