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  • Rheumatologic Conditions in the Elderly

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Rheumatologic Conditions in the Elderly

Aka: Rheumatologic Conditions in the Elderly
  1. Epidemiology
    1. Overall health declines with chronic hip or Knee Pain
      1. Dawson (2004) Rheumatology 43:497 [PubMed]
  2. Causes: Common rheumatologic conditions seen in over age 75
    1. Osteoarthritis (60%)
    2. Spondylosis (39%)
    3. Gouty Arthritis and other crystalline Arthritis (15%)
    4. Osteoporosis (14%)
    5. Rheumatoid Arthritis (13%)
    6. Polymyalgia Rheumatica (4%)
    7. References
      1. Van Lankveld (2004) Arthritis Rheum 51:299 [PubMed]

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