Association between serum ferritin level and fibromyalgia syndrome


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Ortancil O., Sanli A., ERYUKSEL R., Basaran A., Ankarali H.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION, vol.64, no.3, pp.308-312, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1038/ejcn.2009.149
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.308-312
  • Keywords: fibromyalgia, pathophysiology, ferritin, iron deficiency, RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME, BIOGENIC-AMINE METABOLITES, IRON-DEFICIENCY, IMPACT QUESTIONNAIRE, FIBROSITIS SYNDROME, PLASMA TRYPTOPHAN, DOPAMINE, PAIN, PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, DEPRESSION

Abstract

Background/Objectives: Iron is essential for a number of enzymes involved in neurotransmitter synthesis. Analysis of cerebrospinal fluid in fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) has shown a reduction in the concentration of biogenic amine metabolites, including dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin. This study aimed to investigate the association of ferritin with FMS.