"Polymyalgia Rheumatica" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A syndrome in the elderly characterized by proximal joint and muscle pain, high erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and a self-limiting course. Pain is usually accompanied by evidence of an inflammatory reaction. Women are affected twice as commonly as men and Caucasians more frequently than other groups. The condition is frequently associated with GIANT CELL ARTERITIS and some theories pose the possibility that the two diseases arise from a single etiology or even that they are the same entity.
- Polymyalgia Rheumatica
- Forestier-Certonciny Syndrome
- Forestier Certonciny Syndrome
- Syndrome, Forestier-Certonciny
- Rheumatism, Peri-Extra-Articular
- Peri-Extra-Articular Rheumatism
- Rheumatism, Peri Extra Articular
- Pseudopolyarthritis, Rhizomelic
- Pseudopolyarthritides, Rhizomelic
- Rhizomelic Pseudopolyarthritides
- Rhizomelic Pseudopolyarthritis
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Polymyalgia Rheumatica" by people in Profiles.
Teaching NeuroImages: Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis. Neurology. 2013 Sep 17; 81(12):e96.