polymyalgia


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polymyalgia

 [pol″e-mi-al´jah]
pain involving many muscles.

pol·y·my·al·gi·a

(pol'ē-mī-al'jē-ă),
Pain in several muscle groups.
[poly- + G. mys, muscle, + algos, pain]

polymyalgia

/poly·my·al·gia/ (-mi-al´jah) pain involving many muscles.

pol·y·my·al·gi·a

(pol'ē-mī-al'jē-ă)
Pain in several muscle groups.
[poly- + G. mys, muscle, + algos, pain]
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Tissue cytokine patterns in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis.
Myelodysplastic and myeloproliferative syndromes associated with giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatic: a coincidental coexistence or causal relationship?
Some of the late onset AS cases can even present with clinical features similar to that of polymyalgia rheumatic (PMR), sarcoidosis or reflex sympathetic dystrophia [9-11].
cardiac metastasis31 monoarthritis32 pancreatitis33 life threatening poly neuropathy34 polymyalgia rheumatica35 and gastrointestinal bleeding36.
Mr Sapwell pointed out that the 93-year-old is being treated for polymyalgia, which can be exacerbated by stress, and she says the incidents have set her back five years.
But other causes of joint pain can be conditions such as osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), bursitis or tendonitis.
Since the pathology involved the arterial and venous systems, the differentials considered include Behcet's disease, antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies associated vasculitis, giant cell arteritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, polyarteritis nodosa, and Henoch Schonlein Purpura.
It is approved to treat RA, polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Given a diagnosis of polymyalgia rheumatica in January, he was prescribed a steroid, a muscle relaxant and a long-acting pain reliever, along with physical therapy.
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) This is characterized by aching and morning stiffness in the shoulders, hip girdle, and neck that gets better as the day goes on.