A clinical study of older age rheumatoid arthritis with comparison to a younger onset group.

@article{Terkeltaub1983ACS,
  title={A clinical study of older age rheumatoid arthritis with comparison to a younger onset group.},
  author={Robert A. Terkeltaub and John Esdaile and F D{\'e}cary and Hyman Tannenbaum},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={1983},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={418-24}
}
The clinical features, therapy and course of disease in a group of 34 patients with older age onset rheumatoid arthritis (ORA) defined as disease onset after age 60 are compared with a group of 34 rheumatoid patients whose disease onset began at a younger age (YRA). Onset of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) beyond age 60 is not uncommon as ORA represented 33% of all RA patients seen in our rheumatic disease unit. The ORA patients had a shorter mean disease duration (p less than 0.001) and a tendency… CONTINUE READING

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