Case Report

Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 25, Issue 5, pp 764-765

Polymyalgia rheumatica and colon malignacy: case report

  • Tatjana KehlerAffiliated withHospital for cardial, pulmonal and rheumatic rehabilitation
  • , Božidar ĆurkovićAffiliated withDepartment of Rheumatology, Clinical Hospital Center Zagreb Email author 

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Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a relatively common disorder in the elderly. Whereas the relationship between polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis (GCA) is well recognized, there is still controversy about PMR and malignancy. We are presenting a patient with PMR and adenocarcinoma of the sygmoid colon and hypothesize a paraneoplastic relationship.


Colon cancer Paraneoplastic syndrome Polymyalgia rheumatica