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Polymyalgia rheumatica



Polymyalgia rheumatica
Classification & external resources
ICD-10 M35.3
ICD-9 725
MedlinePlus 000415
eMedicine emerg/473 

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) - is an inflammatory disorder associated with muscle pain and stiffness, primarily in the neck, shoulders, upper arms, thighs, and hips. It can develop slowly but typically has a sudden onset. It is considered a seronegative rheumatic disease but the etiology has not been established. It responds well to steroids.

Additional recommended knowledge

It is associated with temporal arteritis (aka giant cell arteritis), which is a more serious condition.


 
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