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We particularly need trustees with experience in grant applications, fundraising and publicity.
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Below are the details of the first round of research that we are fundraising to pay for
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This research will cost £26000.
This research will be carried out in the UK
A blinded study of antibodies to viral infections in patients suffering from fibromyalgia and age-
B. K. Puri & J. A. Monro
Evidence has suggested the possibility that viral infections may be responsible for the pain associated with fibromyalgia (see, for example, Sprott, 2011).
We wish to test the hypothesis that fibromyalgia may be associated with latent viral infection.
Blood samples will be collected from 26 patients fulfilling the 1990 American College of Rheumatology criteria for fibromyalgia (Wolfe et al., 1990) and from 26 age-
The total grant support requested for this innovative study is £26,000.
Sprott H. Is fibromyalgia a viral disease? Z Rheumatol 2011;70:637-
Wolfe F, Smythe HA, Yunus MB, Bennett RM, Bombardier C, Goldenberg DL, Tugwell P, Campbell SM, Abeles M, Clark P, et al. The American College of Rheumatology 1990 Criteria for the Classification of Fibromyalgia. Report of the Multicenter Criteria Committee. Arthritis Rheum 1990;33:160-