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Forestier-Certonciny syndrome

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A syndrome of pain and stiffness of the shoulder an hip girdle; occasionally, severe and incapacitating. Fatigue, anorexia, weight loss, muscular stiffness and tenderness, and fever. Horton’s syndrome frequently associated. Absence of joint deformity. Onset acute or insidious. Affects mostly elderly persons.


  • W. Bruce:
    College of GP research Newsletter (9: 157);
    British Medical Journal, London, 1888, 2: 811.
  • J. Forestier, A. Certonciny:
    Pseudopolyarthrite rhizomelique.
    Revue du rhumatisme et des maladies osteo-articulaires, Paris, 1953, 20: 854-862.
  • H. S. Barber:
    Myalgic syndrome with constitutional effects. Polymyalgia rheumatica.
    Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, London, 1957, 16: 230-237.

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