Polymyalgia rheumatica or Lyme disease?
Polymyalgia rheumatica or Lyme disease? Postgrad Med. 1995 Jan;97(1):161-170 Authors: Paparone PW Abstract Preview The presentation of Lyme disease may resemble that of polymyalgia rheumatica. What's more, the latter may occur in patients who have positive serologic findings for the former. In this case report, the author describes differential diagnosis in an elderly patient whose rheumatic complaints and blood chemistry profile alone could easily have led to misdiagnosis. Important points in evaluation and treatment are discussed. PMID: 29219773 [PubMed]
ConclusionsThe presence of abnormal18F-FDG uptake adjacent to the ischial tuberosities together with findings at the peri-articular shoulder or interspinous bursa on whole-body PET/CT is highly sensitive and specific for a diagnosis of PMR.Trial registrationClinical Trial Registration: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry,http://www.anzctr.org.au, ACTRN1261400696695
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This article synthesizes the individual approaches of neurologists, psychiatrists, radiologists, infectious disease specialists, and psychologists when presented with the same case and the effective multidisciplinary integration of these efforts even when the exact diagnosis remains unknown. PMID: 32706944 [PubMed - in process]
M. Markowicz et al.
Publication date: Available online 24 July 2020Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Gebbiena M. Bron, Maria del P. Fernandez, Scott R. Larson, Adam Maus, Dave Gustafson, Jean I. Tsao, Maria A. Diuk-Wasser, Lyric C. Bartholomay, Susan M. Paskewitz
ConclusionThe 2012 EULAR/ACR classification criteria for PMR performed best in classifying PMR from other inflammatory and non ‐inflammatory disorders with shoulder pain in Asian populations.
Publication date: Available online 24 July 2020Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Annetta Zintl, Taher Zaid, Fiona McKiernan, Amalia Naranjo-Lucena, Jeremy Gray, Sorcha Brosnan, John Browne, Jack O’Connor, John Mee, Barbara Good, Emma L. Gillingham, Alexander G.C. Vaux, Jolyon Medlock
zzi A Abstract Not available. PMID: 32700880 [PubMed - in process]