Table 1

Joints involved during 20 episodes of peripheral arthritis in 90 patients with isolated polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and during eight episodes of peripheral arthritis in 73 patients with temporal arteritis (TA)

Joint Isolated PMR TA
Knee11 (55%)4 (50%)
Wrist 7 (35%)4 (50%)
Metacarpophalangeal 5 (25%)2 (25%)
Proximal interphalangeal 3 (20%)
Elbow 1 (5%)2 (25%)
Sternoclavicular 2 (10%)2 (25%)
Ankle –1 (12.5%)
  • Data are presented as number (%) of episodes.