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Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell (Temporal) Arteritis

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INTRODUCTION

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA) are inflammatory conditions that affect different parts of the body. They are frequently discussed together because:Polymyalgia rheumatica occurs in about 50 percent of people with giant cell arteritisApproximately 15 to 30 percent of people with polymyalgia rheumatica have giant cell arteritis

Some people with one disorder later develop symptoms of the other.

More detailed information about polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and...

INTRODUCTION

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA) are inflammatory conditions that affect different parts of the body. They are frequently discussed together because:Polymyalgia rheumatica occurs in about 50 percent...