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By admin / November 4, 2015

One hundred consecutive patients who fulfilled the American College of

Rheumatology ACR criteria for FS [3] were examined for Mg deficiency. There were

20 men (mean age 46, range 29-57) and 80 women (mean age 48, range 28-64)

Studied. The mean tender point count in the FS patients was 16.2 (of a possible

18). Dolorimetric measurements were performed on six typical tender areas and

Three control areas. The mean dolorimeter scores of the tender areas were:

Occiput, 2.8 kg; trapezius, 2.4 kg; second rib, 3.2 kg; paraspinous, 3.6 kg;

Lateral humeral epicondyle, 3.4 kg; medial knee fat pad, 3.0 kg. The mean

Dolorimeter scores for the control areas were: thumbnail, 5.6 kg; midpoint of

The third metatarsal, 5.4 kg; forearm midpoint, 5.2 kg. Dolorimetry was

Performed using a Chantillon dolorimeter as described previously [10] and the

Areas studied were on the right side of the body. Twelve patients with

Uncomplicated monoarticular osteoarthritis (OA) (four hip; six knee; two

Shoulder) were also studied. There were three men (ages 44, 48, 53) and nine

Women (mean age 50, range 42-64) in the OA group. None were taking diuretics or

Uricosuric drugs. None were bulemic, anorexic or using laxatives inappropriately

To our knowledge. No FS patient was cachectic or on a ‘crash’ diet at the time

Of the study. All had simultaneous plasma and RBC Mg studies drawn. The samples

Were drawn into a heparinized tube from a peripheral vein. The samples were.