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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get polymyalgia rheumatica at age 35?

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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheoanswered
Rheumatology 17 years experience
No: By definition polymyalgia rheumatica doesn't start until one is over 50. Of course, nothing is impossible and in a 49 year old with classic symptoms you might consider it, but at the age of 35, it should not be in the differential.
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Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Leanswered
Pain Management 19 years experience
Polymyalgia rheuma: Most people who develop polymyalgia rheumatica are older than 65. It rarely affects people younger than 50. However, it can happen at any age.
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