Top 20 Doctor insights on: What kind of doctor treats polymyalgia rheumatica
Ploymyalgiia: Rheumatologist treats them. Internist can treat them too. ...Read more
Is it possible to have polymyalgia rheumatica at the age of 38? This is what the ER doc believe that I have due to severe weakness and fatigue.
Many aches and pain: The definition is many muscles and joint pain. Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory arthritic disease that affects patients above 50 years old. It is associated with shoulder, upper arm (muscles), hip, upper leg (muscles) pain and stiffness. It can be associated with fevers and weight loss. True weakness comes from the pain and stiffness of the muscles and joints. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Painful muscles: Age 50 and older. Neck, shoulder, and hip pain with stiffness. Often the stiffness is worse in the morning. Associated with fatigue, fever, and weight loss. Association with giant cell arteritis. Usually the ESR, CRP, , or both are elevated. Often the patient has a normocytic anemia. ...Read more
PMR: Pmr is an inflammatory disorder that affects proximal muscles of shoulder joint and hip joint due to unknown causes. There is inflammation with elevated ESR and crp. There is mild anemia and effusion of tendons around shoulders on us. Temporal arteritis (ta) is seen in 15% of pmr patients. Pmr occurs in 50% of ta patients. It occurs in genetic predisposition triggered by environmental factors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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What research is being conducted to help people who have polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis?
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