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how are polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis diagnosed?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Overlapping: They are overlapping disorders. They can occur separately or together. Clinical experience of the doctor and elevated erythrocyte sedimentationrate are the most reliable findings.
Answered on Feb 2, 2012
Dr. Norman Chideckel
41 years experience Vascular Surgery
See md: Blood tests physical exam see your md for evaluation.
Answered on Sep 14, 2012

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Overlapping: They may occur separately or together.
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Dr. Kevin Gardner
23 years experience Family Medicine
PAR and TA: If caught early and treated, very good.

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