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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose–positron emission tomography/computed tomography for the diagnosis of polymyalgia-like illnesses: a retrospective study

 PMR (n = 17)non-PMR (n = 8)p value
Gender (male/female)9/84/40.15
Age (mean ± SD years)75 ± 267 ± 50.76
2012 ACR criteria   
Fulfills required criteria (%)16 (94)6 (75)0.23
Scoring algorithm points (median (range))4.35 (2–6)4.13 (1–6)0.75
ESR (median (range), mm/hour)107 (47–160)111 (71–141)0.76
CRP (median (range), mg/dL)7.9 (1.5–18.2)8.8 (1.9–16.3)0.69
MMP-3 (median (range), ng/mL)421 (31.3–1074)170 (48.5–419.5)0.04
  1. We measured MMP-3 levels in 14 patients with PMR and in seven patients in the non-PMR group