Excess Total Nerve Fibers around Shunts in Fibromyalgia Patients (image) Integrated Tissue Dynamics (INTIDYN) Share Print E-Mail Caption These are digital images of what the arteriole-venule shunts look like in a tiny biopsy of human palmar skin as seen under the microscope. All of the nerve fibers that surround the shunts are white. A shunt in a woman without fibromyalgia is shown to the left and a shunt from a woman with fibromyalgia is shown to the right. The woman with fibromyalgia has an excessive quantity of nerve fibers around her shunt. Credit Frank L. Rice, PhD Integrated Tissue Dynamics LLC Usage Restrictions Except for use of news media, permission to reproduce this image must be obtained from Integrated Tissue Dynamisc LLC through FrankRice@Intidyn.com Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.