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Title: Joint imaging in polymyalgia rheumatica

Abstract

Technetium pertechnetate joint scintigrams were abnormal in 24 of 25 patients with polymyalgia rheumatica, in all 16 with rheumatoid arthritis, in 4 of 13 with nonarticular rheumatism, but in none of 26 control patients. Abnormal uptake in polymyalgia patients was commonest in shoulders and was less likely to be symmetric than in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, in whom distal joint abnormalities predominated. The pattern of abnormal uptake in polymyalgia rheumatica was not different in those with biopsy-proved giant cell arteritis. Correlation between symptoms and abnormal scintigrams was 72%, and abnormal uptake was present in 81% of joints of patients having physical abnormalities. Biopsy showed lymphocytic synovitis in the knee of one patient. After treatment the number of abnormal joints declined. These findings suggest that synovitis is common in polymyalgia rheumatica, and that it may account for some or most of the symptoms in this condition.

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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7338273
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Mayo Clin., Proc.; (United States); Journal Volume: 51:8
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; RHEUMATIC DISEASES; DIAGNOSIS; SKELETON; SCINTISCANNING; TECHNETIUM 99; BONE JOINTS; ISOMERIC NUCLEI; PATIENTS; PERTECHNETATES; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BODY; COUNTING TECHNIQUES; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DISEASES; HOURS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; ORGANS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; RADIOISOTOPE SCANNING; RADIOISOTOPES; SKELETAL DISEASES; TECHNETIUM COMPOUNDS; TECHNETIUM ISOTOPES; TRANSITION ELEMENT COMPOUNDS; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 550601* - Medicine- Unsealed Radionuclides in Diagnostics

Citation Formats

O'Duffy, J.D., Wahner, H.W., and Hunder, G.G.. Joint imaging in polymyalgia rheumatica. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
O'Duffy, J.D., Wahner, H.W., & Hunder, G.G.. Joint imaging in polymyalgia rheumatica. United States.
O'Duffy, J.D., Wahner, H.W., and Hunder, G.G.. Sun . "Joint imaging in polymyalgia rheumatica". United States.
@article{osti_7338273,
title = {Joint imaging in polymyalgia rheumatica},
author = {O'Duffy, J.D. and Wahner, H.W. and Hunder, G.G.},
abstractNote = {Technetium pertechnetate joint scintigrams were abnormal in 24 of 25 patients with polymyalgia rheumatica, in all 16 with rheumatoid arthritis, in 4 of 13 with nonarticular rheumatism, but in none of 26 control patients. Abnormal uptake in polymyalgia patients was commonest in shoulders and was less likely to be symmetric than in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, in whom distal joint abnormalities predominated. The pattern of abnormal uptake in polymyalgia rheumatica was not different in those with biopsy-proved giant cell arteritis. Correlation between symptoms and abnormal scintigrams was 72%, and abnormal uptake was present in 81% of joints of patients having physical abnormalities. Biopsy showed lymphocytic synovitis in the knee of one patient. After treatment the number of abnormal joints declined. These findings suggest that synovitis is common in polymyalgia rheumatica, and that it may account for some or most of the symptoms in this condition.},
doi = {},
journal = {Mayo Clin., Proc.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 51:8,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 1976},
month = {Sun Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 1976}
}