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A 39-year-old female asked:

is it really possible to have temporal arteritis and polymialgia rheumatica at 39? i have all the symptoms and blood work matches, my esr is 57? help!

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Maybe: Although theoretically possible, this is very very rare in a person who is only 39.
Dr. Jeffrey Kalt
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Temporal artery biopsy would give the definitive diagnosis.
Feb 23, 2013
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: The idea that polymyalgia rheumatic affects only folks over 60 isn't true.

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