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    being 50 to 60 years

    Should " being 50 to 60 years" be " being 50 to 60 years old"?

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    The onset of PM is usually in the late teens or older, with the mean age at onset being 50 to 60 years.

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    Re: being 50 to 60 years

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    Because the context makes it clear that it's about "age", then "50 to 60 years" is fine. In fact, some might even leave out "years". The meaning is still clear.

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    Re: being 50 to 60 years

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    There has to be more context available: at least the previous sentence telling us what PM is short for.

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    Re: being 50 to 60 years

    I can think of Petit Mal, Pretibial Myxoedema, Poliomyelitis and Polymyositis. But only polymyositis fits the description.

    "The onset of PM is usually in the late teens or older, with the mean age at onset being 50 to 60 years" Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology.

    https://www.google.com.au/search?noj....0.Ax8Dd6NsX2A
    Last edited by Raymott; 15-Jul-2016 at 13:00. Reason: spelling

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