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cause of polymyalgia rheumatica

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience Rheumatology
No: Pmr is an auto-immune disease but the underlying cause is not known.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Unexpected: Unexpected. Check for rheumatoid. Some physicians believe that individuals with pr can have arthritis, but i don't believe it.
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Too many questions to answer in the space allotted. PMR is probably an autoimmune disease characterized by proximal muscle pain and stiffness. About 1 ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Depends on duration: The answer depends largely on the duration of your various symptoms. If your symptom cluster persists over time and does not go away after 7-10 days, ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
34 years experience Pain Management
Immune disorder: Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) is an autoimmune-type disorder which affect mostly people older than 50.Frequently starts in the shoulders or neck w/pain ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
See below : Pmr is a disorder characterized by muscle pain, often around the shoulders & hips. Often seen in late middle aged or elderly individuals. It can be as ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Polymyalgia rheumatica usually is a condition in people greater then 50. It causes stiffness and pain in muscles and joints including the shoulders, u ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
18 years experience Rheumatology
Autoimmune: Polymyalgia rheumatica (pmr) is an autoimmune disease that occurs in people 50 years of age and older. It is associated with severe pain and stiffness ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it is not.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Low Dose Steroids: Although there is no cure for polymyalgia rheumatica, treatment can help prevent patients from becoming disabled. Low doses of corticosteroids (suc ... Read More
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