Table 1

Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)

ControlPMR
Number of patients1734
Mean (SD) age (years)67.5 (8.3)72.8 (6.7)
Sex (% female)82.361.8
Mean (SD) time to diagnosis (months)2.7 (2.2)
PMR symptoms (%)100
TAB (compatible with GCA/done)0/00/9
Mean (SD) pretreatment ESR (mm/h)55.7 (23.7)
Mean (SD) pretreatment CRP (mg/dl)0.3 (0.2)4.7 (3.5)
  • CRP, C-reactive protein; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; GCA, giant cell arteritis; PMR, polymyalgia rheumatica; TAB, temporal artery biopsy.