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Prognosis of Polymyalgia rheumatica

Prognosis of Polymyalgia rheumatica: condition can go into remission and rarely results in permanent disability ...see also Overview of Polymyalgia rheumatica

Prognosis for Polymyalgia rheumatica: Polymyalgia rheumatica may go away without treatment in 1 to several years. With treatment, the symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica are quickly controlled, but relapse if treatment is stopped too early. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis: NIAMS) ... Most people with polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis lead productive, active lives. The duration of drug treatment differs by patient. Once treatment is discontinued, polymyalgia may recur; but once again, symptoms respond rapidly to prednisone. When properly treated, giant cell arteritis rarely recurs. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis: NIAMS) ...see also Overview of Polymyalgia rheumatica

Onset of Polymyalgia rheumatica: usually over 50 years of age

Complications:

Complications of Polymyalgia rheumatica from the Diseases Database include:


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About prognosis:

The 'prognosis' of Polymyalgia rheumatica usually refers to the likely outcome of Polymyalgia rheumatica. The prognosis of Polymyalgia rheumatica may include the duration of Polymyalgia rheumatica, chances of complications of Polymyalgia rheumatica, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Polymyalgia rheumatica, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Polymyalgia rheumatica. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

 

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