Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 25, Issue 5, pp 764–765 | Cite as

Polymyalgia rheumatica and colon malignacy: case report

Case Report

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Colon cancer Paraneoplastic syndrome Polymyalgia rheumatica 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hospital for cardial, pulmonal and rheumatic rehabilitationOpatijaCroatia
  2. 2.Department of RheumatologyClinical Hospital Center ZagrebZagrebCroatia

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