Medical Practice

Benign Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Aged

Br Med J 1974; 1 doi: (Published 09 March 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;1:444
  1. A. B. Corrigan,
  2. R. G. Robinson,
  3. Tanya R. Terenty,
  4. J. B. Dick-Smith,
  5. D. Walters


    A severe type of rheumatoid arthritis which is seen in 25% of cases that present with the disease after the age of 60 is a self-limiting illness. It can be well controlled during the acute severe phase and has a good prognosis. This paper describes 29 patients with this pattern of disease who were separated from a larger group of 110 elderly onset cases.

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