Session Type: ACR Poster Session C
Session Time: 9:00AM-11:00AM
Background/Purpose: To determine if there is a correlation between RBC Mg levels and IGF-! levels in Fibromyalgia (FM) patients
Methods: 60 FM patients (10 men, 50 women) Mean age 49.5 yrs for men and 42.8 yrs for women were studied. All fulfilled ACR 1990 Criteria for FM. RBC Mg levels and serum Insulin-dependent growth factor levels were measured .
Results: The mean IGF-1 level for FM patients was 159.33 ng/dl which was lower than the expected mean of 235 ng/dl. Mean RBC Mg level for the FM patients was 4.49 mg/dl which was ststistically significantly lower than the mean for the control group of 12 Osteoarthritis patients and the laboratory standard ( 5.5 mg/dl for both). A correlation coefficient of 0.48 was calculated with a test statistic of 1.97.
Conclusion: There was a statistically significant positive correlation between IGF-1 levels and RBC Mg levels in the 60 FM patients studied. This has implications for treatment and further diagnostic testing.
To cite this abstract in AMA style:Romano T. Correlation of Magnesium Levels and IGF-! Levels in Fibromyalgia Patients [abstract]. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015; 67 (suppl 10). https://acrabstracts.org/abstract/correlation-of-magnesium-levels-and-igf-levels-in-fibromyalgia-patients/. Accessed January 22, 2022.
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