Polymyalgia rheumatica: a 10-year epidemiologic and clinical study.

  title={Polymyalgia rheumatica: a 10-year epidemiologic and clinical study.},
  author={T. Y. Chuang and Gene G. Hunder and Duane M. Ilstrup and Leonard T. Kurland},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={97 5},
Ninety-six patients with polymyalgia rheumatica were identified in Olmsted County, Minnesota, during the 10-year period 1970 to 1979. Giant cell arteritis was found in 15 of the 96 patients. The average annual incidence of polymyalgia rheumatica in the population increased from 19.8 per 100 000 in persons 50 to 59 years of age, to a maximum of 112.2 per 100 000 in persons 70 to 79 years of age. Eighty-three of the 96 patients (86%) had recovered by the end of the study. Median duration of the… CONTINUE READING

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