This GC drug represents a novel chronotherapeutic approach and has been recently approved in the United States to treat rheumatologic conditions, such as RA, polymyalgia
rheumatica, and psoriatic arthritis, as well as respiratory conditions, such as COPD and asthma.
is an auto-immune disease that affects mainly women from middle age onwards.
Renal cell carcinoma presenting as polymyalgia
Recently, medical researchers successfully used this approach for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (4) and polymyalgia
rheumatica, a systemic inflammatory disorder of the aged.
PMR, or polymyalgia
rheumatica, is a condition in which you have many (poly) painful muscles (myalgia).
rheumatica is a condition that causes widespread inflammation of muscles.
Diplopia doubles and jaw claudication quadruples the likelihood of temporal arteritis, but the presence of other symptoms (such as anorexia, weight loss, arthralgia, fatigue, fever, polymyalgia
rheumatica, vertigo, and unilateral visual loss) does not significantly increase the probability of temporal arteritis.
Re: the polymyalgia
rheumatica reader ["Myalgia Means 'Muscle Pain,'" May/June '07]: I'm 68 years old and was diagnosed with this painful condition several years ago.
Many of these patients are in the HLA-DRBI*01 group, a phenotype at risk of developing polymyalgia
rheumatica and rheumatoid arthritis.
The patient had a history of polymyalgia
rheumatica for which he was taking prednisone, 8 mg daily.
Of the patients studies, 14 (27%) were taking corticosteroids as therapy for rheumatoid arthritis, 12 (24%) were being treated for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, 7 (14%) were being treated for polymyalgia
rheumatica, and 18 (35%) had other conditions, according to the study.