Tim Bongartz and Eric L. Matteson
Division of Rheumatology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.A.
■ Introduction 42
■ Definitions 42
■ Epidemiology 42
■ Pathogenesis 42
■ Clinical Manifestations 43
■ Complications and Prognosis 51
■ References 52
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