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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!

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: Yes

The idea that polymyalgia rheumatic affects only folks over 60 isn't true.

In brief: Yes

The idea that polymyalgia rheumatic affects only folks over 60 isn't true.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology

In brief: Maybe

Although theoretically possible, this is very very rare in a person who is only 39.

In brief: Maybe

Although theoretically possible, this is very very rare in a person who is only 39.
Dr. Theodore Wu
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Dr. Jeffrey Kalt
Temporal artery biopsy would give the definitive diagnosis.
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