Poster Presentations 2017
DOI: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-eular.3628
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Abstract: BackgroundPrevious studies have shown that the majority of patients with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) have increased fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-uptake around the shoulders, hips and processes of the cervical and lumbar spine on positron emission tomography (PET) (1). The specificity of these findings for PMR is not known.ObjectivesTo determine the specificity and sensitivity of FDG-PET findings for the diagnosis of PMR.MethodsA prospective monocentric study in a tertiary care centre. All patients underwent FDG-P… Show more

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