Fibromyalgia: one year in review 2022

Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2022 Jun;40(6):1065-1072. doi: 10.55563/clinexprheumatol/if9gk2. Epub 2022 Jun 22.


Fibromyalgia syndrome (FM) is a chronic widespread pain syndrome characterised by fatigue, sleep disturbances and many idiopathic pain symptoms. The aim of this review is to describe and summarise the most recent findings concerning the diagnosis, aetiopathogenesis and treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome published between January 2021 and January 2022 and appearing on PubMed database. In particular, last year's literature focused on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on FM patients, on new aetiopathogenetic horizons and the last conclusions about pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19*
  • Chronic Pain*
  • Fatigue / complications
  • Fibromyalgia* / diagnosis
  • Fibromyalgia* / epidemiology
  • Fibromyalgia* / etiology
  • Humans
  • Pandemics