Management issues with elderly-onset rheumatoid arthritis: an update.

@article{Olivieri2005ManagementIW,
  title={Management issues with elderly-onset rheumatoid arthritis: an update.},
  author={Ignazio Olivieri and Carlo Palazzi and Giovanni Peruz and Angela Padula},
  journal={Drugs & aging},
  year={2005},
  volume={22 10},
  pages={
          809-22
        }
}
Elderly-onset rheumatoid arthritis (EORA) is defined as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) starting at >60 years of age. EORA is characterised by a lower female/male ratio compared with RA in younger patients and it more frequently has an acute onset accompanied by constitutional symptoms. Two incompletely overlapping subsets of RA have been recognised: one exhibits the classical RA clinical picture while the other has a polymyalgia rheumatica-like appearance, characterised by shoulder involvement… CONTINUE READING

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