A 39-year-old member asked:
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can you die from polymyalgia rheumatica?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Unlikely: Unlikely, but vision loss is the main concern.
Answered on Aug 2, 2012
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience Rheumatology
Not really: That would be very unlikely.
Answered on Aug 31, 2018
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