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polymyalgia rheumatica --what is pmr?

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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 in the shoulders and hips. Pmr can also lead to blindness due to inflammation in blood vessels of the eye. Pmr is treated with steroids and Aspirin to prevent blindness. Other medicines (antibiotics) are sometimes used to prevent steroid effects.
Answered on Feb 4, 2018
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Rheumatica : Polymyalgia rheumatica is a combination of signs/symptoms of the perception of proximal muscle weakness (although objective testing reveals no weakness), fatigue, fever and erythrocyte sedimentation rate elevation/prolongation. Steoids are the first step in its treatment.
Answered on May 24, 2018
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