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 musculoskeleteal complaints and disorders may arise as a consequence of pharmacotherapy. These rare events include stain myopathy, drug-induced lupus, arthralgias, vasculitis, or tight skin syndromes. This article discusses 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)123-134
Number of pages12
JournalRheumatic Disease Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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