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What are the differences between myofascial pain syndrome and mixed connective tissue disease?
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Immunity versus pain
Mixed connective tissue disease results from the immune system attacking the body itself.
Muscle pain is common and is due to inflammation. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome of symptoms including fatigue, non-restful sleep, and widespread pain. It may be due to imbalance in chemicals in the nerves in the brain. Muscle pain is universal but the immune system is not involved in fibromyalgia.

In brief: Immunity versus pain
Mixed connective tissue disease results from the immune system attacking the body itself.
Muscle pain is common and is due to inflammation. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome of symptoms including fatigue, non-restful sleep, and widespread pain. It may be due to imbalance in chemicals in the nerves in the brain. Muscle pain is universal but the immune system is not involved in fibromyalgia.
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