Musculoskeletal ultrasound in the evaluation of Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Iolanda Maria Rutigliano, Chiara Scirocco, Fulvia Ceccarelli, Annacarla Finucci, Annamaria Iagnocco

Abstract


Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a relatively frequent disease affecting individuals older than 50 years and is character- ized by inflammatory involvement of the shoulder and hip girdles and the neck. Clinical manifestations are represented by pain and morning stiffness in this regions. An extensive and comprehensive assessment of the inflammatory status is crucial in PMR patients, including imaging evaluation. This narrative review reports the current available data in the literature about the role of musculoskeletal ultrasound in PMR.

Keywords


polymyalgia rheumatica; bursitis; tenosynovitis; ultrasound

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11152/mu.2013.2066.173.aig

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