An association of polymyalgia rheumatica with myelodysplastic syndromes

M. Kohli, R. M. Bennett

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    Abstract

    Myelodysplastic syndromes are a group of clonal hematopoietic stem cell disorders leading to peripheral cytopenias and a high probability of leukemic transformation. Immunological abnormalities, both humoral and cell mediated immunity, as well as vasculitis, a 'lupus-like syndrome,' neuropathy, and arthritis have been described in association with myelodysplastic syndromes. We describe 3 cases of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) developing within 4 months of detection of cytopenia. The possible association of myelodysplastic syndromes and PMR has not been previously recognized.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1357-1359
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Rheumatology
    Volume21
    Issue number7
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

    Keywords

    • ANEMIA
    • GLUCOCORTICOIDS
    • MYELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROMES
    • POLYMYALGIA RHEUMATICA

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Rheumatology
    • Immunology and Allergy
    • Immunology

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