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Juvenile Primary Fibromyalgia Syndrome (JPFS)

Exercise helps children with JPFS

Juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome (JPFS) is a condition that causes children and teenagers to experience musculoskeletal pain “all over” and fatigue as their main symptoms.  Unfortunately, we still don’t know what causes JPFS. This condition is also sometimes called chronic widespread pain or pain amplification, just a few of the other names you might hear involving similar symptoms. 

Patients with JPFS are sometimes cared for by a rheumatologist because of the symptoms of muscle and joint pain. Someone with primary fibromyalgia does not have any other chronic illness or illnesses. It is important to know that there are some patients with other chronic diseases (like arthritis or lupus) who develop similar symptoms, and we call that secondary fibromyalgia.

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Incidence of JPFS

Signs and Symptoms of JPFS

Tender Points

Causes of JPFS

Triggers for JPFS

Sleep Abnormalities and JPFS

Treatments for JPFS

JPFS and Pain While Exercising

JPFS, Depression and Anxiety

Long-Term Outlook for Children With JPFS

JPFS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Last Updated: 08/2013