Thermal Thresholds

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To test for thermal thresholds in patients with fibromyalgia. Desmeules et al. state that in patients with fibromyalgia on peripheral QST “showed significantly altered cold and heat pain thresholds, and tolerance to cold pain was radically reduced.” (Neurophysiologic evidence for a central sensitization in patients with fibromyalgia. Desmeules JA1, Cedraschi C, Rapiti E, Baumgartner E, Finckh A, Cohen P, Dayer P, Vischer TL. Arthritis Rheum. 2003 May;48(5):1420-9 available in full online at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1002/art.10893/.)