Funding from FOREUM for Projet on Autoimmune and Molecular Mechanisms for Pain and Fatigue in Fibromyalgia
Foundation for Research in Rheumatology (FOREUM) has granted €600,000 to the project titled "Targeting autoimmune and molecular mechanisms for pain and fatigue in fibromyalgia" lead by Professor Camilla Svensson, Group Leader at CMM. Co-applicants are Johanna Lanner (Karolinska Institutet), , Eva Kosek (Karolinska Institutet och Uppsala University), Kim Kultima (Uppsala University), David Andersson (Kings College London) and Pasi Tavi (University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio).
Fibromyaliga (FM) is a common rheumatic disease with a wide rage of symptoms , and it is significantly more frequent among women. The main manifestations include chronic pain in the muscles and bones as well as physical and cognitive fatigue (an overall feeling o tiredness or lack of energy). Patients who suffer from FM tend to have other rheumatic disorders as well, and in those cases, the patient often has worsened health status and more severe symptoms. FM can cause a negative impact on most elements of the individual's life leading to difficulties performing daily and work-related activities.