U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

What is the difference between autoimmune diseases and polymyalgia rheumatica

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
Yes: Yes, polymyalgia rheumatica is an autoimmune disease.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Yes!: Pmr is an autimmune disease uusually occuruing after 50. It is associated with high grade inflammation, and some patients will develope temporal arte... Read More
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 52 years experience
PMR : Pmr is an inflammatory disorder that affects proximal muscles of shoulder joint and hip joint due to unknown causes. There is inflammation with eleva... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfred Kim
Rheumatology 16 years experience
PMR likely autoimm: So ANA is probably the most misinterpreted test by almost everyone: it is just a screen for autoimmunity, but not all autoimmunity. And a positive ANA... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Fersel
Pain Management 37 years experience
See below: Pmr is an auto immune disease. In auto immune diseases certain types of white blood cells attack your own tissues and cause cell or tissue destruction... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Inflammatory vs. not: Can produce similar symptoms, but PMR is an inflammatory condition for which there is a single and effective treatment. FM is a condition with less d... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 23 years experience
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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Unknown: Pmr is an inflammatory rheumatologic syndrome that manifests itself as pain and morning stiffness in the neck, shoulder girdle, and/or pelvic girdle. ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chatas
Pain Management 34 years experience
Inflamation muscle: Autoimmune disorder of muscles leading to diffuse muscle pain. It is usually identified by abnormal blood tests indicating inflammation such as incre... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Ploymyalgiia : Rheumatologist treats them . Internist can treat them too.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheoanswered
Rheumatology 15 years experience
Possibly: Polymyalgia rheumatica most commonly affects the shoulder and neck area. After that it affects the hip girdle area. Many people describe pain througho... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Overlapping: They may occur separately or together.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership