POLYMYALGIA RHEUMATICA (PMR)

POLYMYALGIA RHEUMATICA (PMR) is a topic covered in the Harrison's Manual of Medicine.

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Clinical syndrome characterized by aching and morning stiffness in the shoulder girdle, hip girdle, or neck for >1 month, elevated ESR, and rapid response to low-dose prednisone (10–20 mg qd). Rarely occurs before age 50; more common in women. PMR can occur in association with giant cell arteritis, which requires treatment with higher doses of prednisone. Evaluation should include a careful history to elicit symptoms suggestive of giant cell arteritis (Chap. 159); ESR; laboratory test results to rule out other processes usually include RF, ANA, CBC, CPK, serum protein electrophoresis; and renal, hepatic, and thyroid function tests.

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TY - ELEC T1 - POLYMYALGIA RHEUMATICA (PMR) ID - 623408 ED - Fauci,Anthony S, ED - Hauser,Stephen L, ED - Jameson,J Larry, ED - Kasper,Dennis L, ED - Longo,Dan L, ED - Loscalzo,Joseph, BT - Harrison's Manual of Medicine UR - https://harrisons.unboundmedicine.com/harrisons/view/Harrisons-Manual-of-Medicine/623408/all/POLYMYALGIA_RHEUMATICA__PMR_ PB - McGraw Hill Inc. ET - 19 DB - Harrison's Manual of Medicine DP - Unbound Medicine ER -