Confition in which the immune system causes the tissues of the joints to become inflamed, causing symptoms of muscle pain and stiffness. It seems to be associated with giant cell arteritis, a condition that causes the arteries to become inflamed.
eMedicine: Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Technical article with overview, signs and symptoms, differential diagnosis and workup, treatment, medication and follow-up.
MayoClinic.com: Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Provides an overview of this condition including symptoms, causes, risk factors, complications, tests, diagnosis and treatment.
MedlinePlus: Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Factsheet on this condition, its causes, symptoms, exams and tests, treatment and outlook.
NHS Choices: Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis
Provides information on these two related conditions. Includes details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment.
Patient UK: Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Factsheet on this inflammatory condition including its epidemiology, presentation, differential diagnosis, investigations and management.
The American College of Rheumatology provides information including causes, diagnosis, treatment and living with the condition.
Wikipedia: Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Encyclopedia article on this auto-immune condition, its symptoms and signs, causes, diagnosis, treatment and epidemiology.
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