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Bacteria tied to Fibromyalgia?

Saturday 11 December 2010's Adrienne Dellwo reports:

Bacteria tied to Fibromyalgia?

Monday December 6, 2010

Research Brief

New research published in Clinical Rheumatology suggests a link between fibromyalgia and infection with a bacteria called heliobacter pylori, or H pylori.

Researchers found that participants with fibromyalgia had significantly higher positive rates of H pylori infection than those in the control group. They concluded that the infection may play a role in the disease process or may be a triggering factor. However, H pylori infection is common in the general population and frequently causes no symptoms, so researchers add that it's difficult to interpret their results.

H pylori is best known as a stomach infection that can lead to ulcers and stomach cancer.

Do you think fibromyalgia is linked to an infection? Has treating for infection or boosting your immune system eased your symptoms? Leave your comments below!

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The above, with comments, originally appeared here.

The news was also reported at ProHealth here.


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