Introduction: Polymyalgia rheumatica


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Polymyalgia rheumatica: Joint pain and stiffness condition common in over-50's.

Polymyalgia rheumatica: A rheumatic disease that involves tendons, muscles, ligaments, and tissues around the joints. Pain, aching, and morning stiffness in the neck, shoulders, lower back, and hips characterize the disease. It is sometimes the first sign of giant cell arteritis (a disease of the arteries characterized by inflammation, weakness, weight loss, and fever).1

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1. excerpt from Questions and Answers About Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases: NIAMS

Last revision: June 10, 2003

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