Genetic factors in fibromyalgia syndrome.
Although familial occurrence of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) has been commonly observed, data on a genetic role in this condition are limited. A few studies have reported familial aggregation and association with HLA. We have studied genetic linkage of FMS with HLA in multicase families, and found a rather weak linkage of FMS with HLA (P < 0.029).
University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, Illinois 61605, USA.
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
Pub Type(s)Journal Article