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Polymyalgia rheumatica in a married couple

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of General Medicine, August 2012
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Title
Polymyalgia rheumatica in a married couple
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International Journal of General Medicine, August 2012
DOI 10.2147/ijgm.s35536
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Beat Knechtle, Rüst, Thomas Rosemann, Wermelinger

Abstract

The case of a married couple developing polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) consecutively is presented. The 55-year-old wife complained in June 2010 about pain in her neck. Case history, physical examination, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) of 80 mm/hour led to the diagnosis of PMR. In May 2011, her 66-year old husband complained about pain in his neck, shoulders, buttocks, and thighs. Considering anamnesis, physical examination, and ESR of 56 mm/hour, the diagnosis of PMR was made. Both wife and husband responded to steroid treatment. When the steroid dose was gradually reduced, both patients relapsed. In order to lower the cumulative dose of glucocorticoid therapy, 10 mg methotrexate per week was added. In the literature, six cases of polymyalgia rheumatica in married couples have been described to date. In four cases, polymyalgia rheumatica occurred first in the wife. The interval of the diagnosis between the spouses ranged from 0 to 89 months. Although in most of the previous case reports a genetic disposition and an infectious agent have been discussed, this hypothesis must be questioned.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 14 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 3 21%
Researcher 3 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 21%
Student > Bachelor 1 7%
Student > Master 1 7%
Other 1 7%
Unknown 2 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 43%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 14%
Mathematics 1 7%
Sports and Recreations 1 7%
Arts and Humanities 1 7%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 3 21%

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#2,898,380
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