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Polymyalgia Rheumatica.

Kenneth R. Wilske, M.D.; and L. A. Healey, M.D. (Associate)
Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(5):1069. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-66-5-1069_1
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The clinical and laboratory features of 18 patients with the syndrome of polymyalgia rheumatica seen in an 18-month period are reviewed. The average age of the patients was 68 years; 17 were women. All had proximal muscle pain and tenderness and a high erythrocyte sedimentation rate (mean of 102 mm/hr). Fever, anemia, and malaise were common. All these findings were rapidly reversed by corticosteroid therapy. A small maintenance dose was frequently needed for continued suppression of the illness.

No patient had rheumatoid factor, antinuclear factors, or elevated muscle enzymes in the serum. None have developed arthritis, malignancy, or other disease


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