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).
Macrophagic myofasciitis lesions assess long-term persistence of vaccine-derived aluminium hydroxide in muscle.
Central nervous system disease in patients with macrophagic myofasciitis.
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.
Arthritis, type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, lupus, macrophagic myofasciitis, and autism spectrum disorders are among the autoimmune/ inflammatory conditions linked to aluminum-adjuvanted vaccines.
A role for the body burden of aluminium in vaccine-associated macrophagic myofasciitis and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Macrophagic myofasciitis was first reported in 1998.
Two years earlier, he had been diagnosed with macrophagic myofasciitis.
These vocal fold deposits have not been previously described in patients with macrophagic myofasciitis.
Aluminium phagocytosis in quadriceps muscle following vaccination in children: relationship to macrophagic myofasciitis.
The researchers call the condition macrophagic myofasciitis (MMF).
A June 2006 muscle biopsy revealed the presence of aluminum, confirming a diagnosis of macrophagic myofasciitis.