[The support of the ultrasonography of the shoulder in the diagnosis of polymyalgia rheumatica with normal erythrocyte sedimentation rate].

@article{Zaccaria2009TheSO,
  title={[The support of the ultrasonography of the shoulder in the diagnosis of polymyalgia rheumatica with normal erythrocyte sedimentation rate].},
  author={Antonio Zaccaria and G Latinakis and Martin Oliveri and Talia Maio and Giampiero Frisone and François Versace},
  journal={Reumatismo},
  year={2009},
  volume={61 4},
  pages={290-7}
}
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a chronic inflammatory syndrome that affects the elderly population and whose diagnosis is mainly based on clinical criteria taking little advantage of the latest innovatory methods of diagnostic imaging, for instance ultrasonography. Although it is generally characterised by increasing of inflammation values as well as pain and stiffness on the shoulder and pelvic girdles, there is a significant percentage of patients with PMR whose erythrocyte sedimentation… CONTINUE READING
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