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New Study Shows Brain Inflammation In Fibromyalgia Patients For The First Time

Sunday 4 November 2018


From The Mighty:


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New Study Shows Brain Inflammation in Fibromyalgia Patients for the First Time

By Paige Wyant
2 November 2018
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A new study has found “visible” evidence of brain inflammation in those with fibromyalgia.

The study, conducted by Massachusetts General Hospital researchers and published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, looked at brain glial activation in those with and without fibro. Glial cells surround neurons, acting as “insulation,” and are the most common type of cell in the central nervous system. Both neurons and glial cells act as pain mediators, though glial cell activation has been associated with chronic pain.


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