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What are polymyalgia rheumatica?

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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Autoimmune disease

Polymyalgia rheumatica is an autoimmune, inflammatory disease typically involving the shoulders/neck and possibly hips/low back that starts in those over 50.

In brief: Autoimmune disease

Polymyalgia rheumatica is an autoimmune, inflammatory disease typically involving the shoulders/neck and possibly hips/low back that starts in those over 50.
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheo
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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine

In brief: See below

Pmr is a disorder characterized by muscle pain, often around the shoulders & hips.
Often seen in late middle aged or elderly individuals. It can be associated with temporal arteritis that has the symptoms of headaches, jaw fatigue and vision problems. Early recognition is important. There is no confirmatory test; however an elevated sed rate or CRP can aid in diagnosis. Steroids are the treatment.

In brief: See below

Pmr is a disorder characterized by muscle pain, often around the shoulders & hips.
Often seen in late middle aged or elderly individuals. It can be associated with temporal arteritis that has the symptoms of headaches, jaw fatigue and vision problems. Early recognition is important. There is no confirmatory test; however an elevated sed rate or CRP can aid in diagnosis. Steroids are the treatment.
Dr. Frank Holmes
Dr. Frank Holmes
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