Presentaties van polymyalgia rheumatica bij oudere patienten

Lindeboom, R., de Rooij, S. E. J. A. & van Munster, B. C., Sep-2015, In : Tijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie. 46, 4, p. 204-7 4 p.

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In particular in (very) old patients other comorbidities may cover symptoms evoked by polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). By describing three different patients we show that the diagnosis PMR should be considered in the elderly when symptoms are atypical for those belonging to the comorbidity. PMR is an invalidating disease that rapidly reacts to prednisone. Doctors delay results in a later start with adequate treatment. Side effects of pain medication and loss of mobility can be prevented by starting early with adequate treatment.

Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)204-7
Number of pages4
JournalTijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Sep-2015
Externally publishedYes


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