Published online Feb 20, 2019. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v9.i1.1
Peer-review started: September 18, 2018
First decision: November 5, 2018
Revised: November 12, 2018
Accepted: January 5, 2019
Article in press: January 5, 2019
Published online: February 20, 2019
Core tip: Although relationships between sarcopenia and various chronic inflammatory diseases have been shown, the role of rheumatologic disease in sarcopenia development is currently unknown. Our aim in this mini-review was to increase the awareness of clinicians to sarcopenia, and to evaluate studies in which the relationship between sarcopenia and rheumatologic diseases was investigated. As stated many times, the literature on this topic is quite limited; however, available data may be sufficient to associate sarcopenia with chronic inflammatory diseases.