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Table 1 Characteristics of the PMR patients and the non-PMR control subjects

From: Gene expression profiling in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica before and after symptom-abolishing glucocorticoid treatment

  PMR patients (n = 9) Controls (n = 10)
Female/male 5/4 5/5
Age, mean (range), years 74.2 (60.5–87.2) 72.3 (63.4–85.2)
Body–mass index, mean (range), kg/m2 24.3 (16.5–28.7) 25.7 (22.1–29.3)
ESR, mean (range) mm/h
 Before treatment 66 (43–74) 9 (3–11)
 After treatment 13 (4–23) 7 (4–10)
CRP, mean (range) mg/l
 Before treatment 55 (27–131) 2 (0–10)
 After treatment 5 (0–11) 2 (1–8)
  1. p < 0.05 vs. control subjects. p < 0.05 vs. untreated patients