Rheumatology: Current Research

Rheumatology: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-1149 (Printed)


Herrera IA

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University of Manizales, Manizales, Colombia

  • Review   
    Myalgias and Polyarthralgias Syndrome: A Brief Review
    Author(s): Jaime Alberto Restrepo Manotas*, López MQ, Botero DA, Torres JA, González MC, Osorio PA, Cobaleda LP, García NW, Herrera IA, Murillo MA and Ruiz JE*

    Myalgia, also known as muscle pain, is a common issue in the population and frequent cause of medical appointment, especially in adults. It should be noted that myalgia is different from myopathy or myositis, these being muscle disease and muscle inflammation, respectively. On the other hand, Polyarthralgia is defined as joint pain in more than 4 joints and it is commonly confused with polyarthritis, but the latter is defined as joint disease where more than 5 joints are involved, accompanied by polyarthralgia and joint inflammation. In the clinical practice, a confusion arises when it comes to approach the signs and symptoms of these pathologies, making it similar with other diseases. In addition to that, under a clinical view, doubts may arise when making an approach, management and treatment. The purpose of this study is to clarify and expose the a.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2161-1149.20.10.262

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