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Comparative Study
, 35 (6), 992-4

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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Comparative Study

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

Anne Powell et al. J Rheumatol.

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.

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