Fibromyalgia, rCBF Changes in

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An rCBF study by Usui et al. (2010) of fibromyalgia patients revealed:

Areas of hyperperfusion were: the right precentral gyrus, right posterior cingulate, right superior occipital gyrus, right cuneus, left inferior parietal lobule, right middle temporal gyrus, left postcentral gyrus, and left superior parietal lobule.

There was an area of hypoperfusion in the left culmen. (Usui C1, Hatta K, Doi N, Nakanishi A, Nakamura H, Nishioka K, Arai H. Arthritis Res Ther. 2010;12(2):R64c available in full online at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2888218/.)