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Polymyalgia rheumatica

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Description of Polymyalgia rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica (medical condition): A condition characterized by muscle pain and stiffness, fatigue and fever....more »

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Polymyalgia rheumatica: 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 TEMPORAL ARTERITIS and some theories pose the possibility that the two diseases arise from a single etiology or even that they are the same entity.
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Polymyalgia rheumatica: 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 TEMPORAL ARTERITIS and some theories pose the possibility that the two diseases arise from a single etiology or even that they are the same entity.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Polymyalgia rheumatica: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Polymyalgia rheumatica is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Polymyalgia rheumatica, or a subtype of Polymyalgia rheumatica, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
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Polymyalgia rheumatica as a Disease

Polymyalgia rheumatica (medical condition): See Polymyalgia rheumatica (disease information).
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Polymyalgia rheumatica: Related Diseases

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Polymyalgia rheumatica: Article Excerpts

Questions and Answers About Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases: NIAMS (Excerpt)

A rheumatic disease that involves tendons, muscles, ligaments, and tissues around the joints. Pain, aching, and morning... (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases: NIAMS)

Questions and Answers About Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis: NIAMS (Excerpt)

Polymyalgia rheumatica is a rheumatic disorder that is associated with moderate to severe muscle pain... (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis: NIAMS)

Questions and Answers About Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases: NIAMS (Excerpt)

A rheumatic disease that involves tendons, muscles, ligaments, and tissues around the... (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases: NIAMS)

Questions and Answers About Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis: NIAMS (Excerpt)

Polymyalgia rheumatica is a rheumatic disorder that is associated with moderate to severe muscle pain and stiffness in the ... (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis: NIAMS)

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Source - MeSH 2007

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Broader terms for Polymyalgia rheumatica

Source - MeSH 2007

Hierarchical classifications of Polymyalgia rheumatica

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