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J Rheumatol. 2008 Jun;35(6):992-4. Epub 2008 Apr 15.

Palindromic rheumatism is a common disease: comparison of new-onset palindromic rheumatism compared to new-onset rheumatoid arthritis in a 2-year cohort of patients.

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  • 1University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine the prevalence of palindromic rheumatism (PR) compared to new-onset rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

METHODS:

We reviewed 145 patients that had been newly diagnosed by a rheumatologist with either RA or PR between May 2004 and May 2006.

RESULTS:

Of these 145 patients, 51 were diagnosed with PR and 94 with RA. There was a similar female predominance with both conditions. The average age at diagnosis of PR was 49 years as compared to 56 years for RA.

CONCLUSION:

Palindromic rheumatism occurs more frequently than previously recognized.

PMID:
18412310
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