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Prevalence of Fibromyalgia in Patients at the University Hospital of Cocody-Abidjan in Côte d'Ivoire

Fibromyalgia presents a significant public health challenge, affecting individuals across diverse age groups and genders. Marked by persistent widespread pain, it frequently coexists with symptoms such as fatigue, cognitive impairments, and psychological comorbidities. The dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and autonomic nervous system in fibromyalgia underlie the chronic pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and mood disorders associated with this condition. Importantly, this pathology not only complicates the prognosis of individuals with psychiatric disorders but also has implications for those with pulmonary conditions. The overlapping symptomatology between fibromyalgia and pulmonary ailments prompted an investigation into the prevalence of fibromyalgia in the pneumophthisiology department at Cocody University Hospital. Our findings revealed a substantial incidence of fibromyalgia within the pneumophthisiology department, indicating an association between the conditions managed in this department and fibromyalgia. This heightened prevalence underscores the necessity for ongoing research and increased awareness regarding potential comorbidities. It highlights the importance of addressing the comprehensive needs of patients, encompassing both their physical and mental well-being. This study illuminates the intricate interplay between diverse pathologies and their potential impact on patient care and management. Consequently, further exploration and collaboration among various medical specialties emerge as essential components in comprehensively addressing the complex needs of individuals grappling with fibromyalgia and related conditions.

Fibromyalgia, Prevalence, Pneumophthisiology, Health Condition

APA Style

Gbalou, L. K., Ouattara, N., Kouadio, J. A., Boko, A. K., Yapi, A. (2024). Prevalence of Fibromyalgia in Patients at the University Hospital of Cocody-Abidjan in Côte d'Ivoire. American Journal of BioScience, 12(1), 17-21.

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Gbalou, L. K.; Ouattara, N.; Kouadio, J. A.; Boko, A. K.; Yapi, A. Prevalence of Fibromyalgia in Patients at the University Hospital of Cocody-Abidjan in Côte d'Ivoire. Am. J. BioScience 2024, 12(1), 17-21. doi: 10.11648/j.ajbio.20241201.13

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Gbalou LK, Ouattara N, Kouadio JA, Boko AK, Yapi A. Prevalence of Fibromyalgia in Patients at the University Hospital of Cocody-Abidjan in Côte d'Ivoire. Am J BioScience. 2024;12(1):17-21. doi: 10.11648/j.ajbio.20241201.13

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