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Can children have fibromyalgia too?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Almost never.

Usually not. Typically occurs in middle aged females and has characteristic trigger points which are located primarily on the torso and proximal extremities.

In brief: Almost never.

Usually not. Typically occurs in middle aged females and has characteristic trigger points which are located primarily on the torso and proximal extremities.
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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Yes and no

A child can meet the diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia, but i hesitate to make a formal diagnosis until the child has reached skeletal maturity.
If symptoms persist to the age of 18-20, then a medical evaluation & treatment should be considered. Delaying treatment until puberty/skeletal maturity will not accelerate the condition. Meanwhile, help your child stay active and get healthy sleep.

In brief: Yes and no

A child can meet the diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia, but i hesitate to make a formal diagnosis until the child has reached skeletal maturity.
If symptoms persist to the age of 18-20, then a medical evaluation & treatment should be considered. Delaying treatment until puberty/skeletal maturity will not accelerate the condition. Meanwhile, help your child stay active and get healthy sleep.
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Dr. Michele Arnold
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