myofasciitis

myofascial pain syndrome

A chronic, nonprogressive, nondegenerative and non-inflammatory musculoskeletal pain syndrome, which is characterised by local or referred pain evoked at multiple trigger points and accompanied by stiffness, weakness, “knot formation”, and decreased range of motion in precise, specific patterns.
 
Clinical findings
Generalised pain—head, neck, chest, joints, pelvis, back, sciatica.
 
Management
Three-step analgesic ladder: injection with local anaesthetics, steroids, anti-inflammatories.

Mechanism
Possibly autonomic dysfunction.

myofasciitis

(mī″ō-făs″ē-i′tĭs) [″ + L. fascia, band, + Gr. itis, inflammation]
Inflammation of a muscle and its fascia.
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He was diagnosed with lumbar strain and sprain, as well as myofasciitis (widespread pain).
MPDS is also termed myalgia, myofasciitis, myogelosis, myofascial pain, fibromyalgia, myofibrositis, and myofascial pain syndrome (MPS).
Macrophagic myofasciitis lesions assess long-term persistence of vaccine-derived aluminium hydroxide in muscle.
* Autoinflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants, a rare syndrome associated with vaccine administration, has been linked to postvaccination adverse events, exposure to silicone implants, Gulf War syndrome (related to multiple vaccinations), and macrophagic myofasciitis. All involve exposure to immune adjuvants and have similar clinical manifestations.
Arthritis, type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, lupus, macrophagic myofasciitis, and autism spectrum disorders are among the autoimmune/ inflammatory conditions linked to aluminum-adjuvanted vaccines.
Yehuda Shoenfeld's [6] group coined the term ASIA, also known as Shoenfeld's syndrome, as an umbrella to describe the clinical conditions of siliconosis, Gulf War syndrome, macrophagic myofasciitis syndrome, sickbuilding syndrome, and postvaccination phenomena which share similar signs or symptoms, some of which are neurological and may be associated with demyelination and the presence of autoantibodies to an adjuvant material.
Observed syndromes associated with Al hydroxide include "macrophagic myofasciitis" (MMF) characterized by diffuse myalgia, chronic fatigue, and cognitive dysfunction, termed "mild cognitive impairment" [38, 40].
However, because of its aluminum-related macrophagic myofasciitis, the application of aluminum hydroxide has not been widely used.
A role for the body burden of aluminium in vaccine-associated macrophagic myofasciitis and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Macrophagic myofasciitis was first reported in 1998.
Aluminium phagocytosis in quadriceps muscle following vaccination in children: relationship to macrophagic myofasciitis. Pediatr Dev Pathol.
The researchers call the condition macrophagic myofasciitis (MMF).