Between 1985 and 1987 a total of 521 people underwent temporal artery biopsy with no histological evidence of arteritis in Göteborg, Sweden.
Two-hundred-and-twenty people were diagnosed as having polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR).
Among the patients without PMR 30% had rheumatic, 17% malignant and 14% infectious disorders.
The annual incidence of PMR with negative biopsy was 17/100 000 and for the population over 50 yr it was 50/100 000.
We found an increased mortality in vascular diseases among men with PMR in the first 2 yr after diagnosis with 13 observed deaths compared to the expected six (P<0.01).
There was also a tendency toward an increased mortality among the women with 16 observed deaths compared to the expected 11 (not statistically significant).
The mortality in malignant diseases was not increased.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pseudopolyarthrite rhizomélique, Homme, Suède, Europe, Epidémiologie, Mortalité, Chronique, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rhumatisme inflammatoire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Polymyalgia rheumatica, Human, Sweden, Europe, Epidemiology, Mortality, Chronic, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Inflammatory joint disease
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Cote : 95-0272585
Code Inist : 002B15D. Création : 01/03/1996.