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2012 provisional classification criteria for polymyalgia rheumatica: a European League Against Rheumatism/American College of Rheumatology collaborative initiative
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    Isn't age a factor?

    Dear Editor,

    Table 1 shows that PMR patients were significantly older than comparison subjects. Yet age wasn't included in the univariate or multivariate logistic regression models.

    A personal bugbear around the misdiagnosis of PMR is the misapplication of the label to relatively young patients without adequate clinical due diligence to exclude mimicking conditions. Since the incidence of PMR rises steep...

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