Polymyalgia Rheumatica: An Overview

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Sami M. Bahlas https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1395-2417

Keywords

Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Review, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, Treatment

Abstract

Polymyalgia Rheumatica is a syndrome with a self-limited course, which affects mainly on the elderly persons. The chief complaints consist of pain and stiffness of the shoulders and the pelvic girdles with constitutional symptoms, plus a high erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein. The course can be shortened by corticosteroids.

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