Relapse in a population based cohort of patients with polymyalgia rheumatica.

  title={Relapse in a population based cohort of patients with polymyalgia rheumatica.},
  author={Hilal M. Kremers and Megan S. Reinalda and Cynthia S Crowson and Alan R. Zinsmeister and Gene G. Hunder and Sherine E. Gabriel},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  volume={32 1},
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence and the clinical, laboratory, and treatment related predictors of relapse in polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). METHODS Using the population based resources of the Rochester Epidemiology Project, we assembled an incidence cohort of subjects with PMR first diagnosed between January 1, 1970, and December 31, 1999. For inclusion, subjects were required to fulfill 3 criteria: (1) age > or = 50 years; (2) bilateral aching and morning stiffness in neck, shoulders, or… CONTINUE READING

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