Iatrogenic rheumatic syndromes in the elderly

G. Andres Quiceno, John J. Cush

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Rheumatic complaints are common in the geriatric population. However, uncommonly autoimmune or musculoskeletal complaints and disorders may arise as a consequence of pharmacotherapy. These rare events include statin myopathy, drug-induced lupus, arthralgias, vasculitis, or tight skin syndromes. This article will discuss the possible iatrogenic causes of rheumatic conditions, potential inciting agents, and the various types of rheumatic manifestations seen in the elderly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)577-588
Number of pages12
JournalClinics in Geriatric Medicine
Issue number3 SPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - Aug 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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