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Polymyalgia Rheumatica

A syndrome in the elderly characterized by proximal joint and muscle pain, high erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and a self-limiting course. Pain is usually accompanied by evidence of an inflammatory reaction. Women are affected twice as commonly as men and Caucasians more frequently than other groups. The condition is frequently associated with GIANT CELL ARTERITIS and some theories pose the possibility that the two diseases arise from a single etiology or even that they are the same entity.

Year introduced: 1965

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Tree Number(s): C05.651.742, C05.799.720, C17.300.775.720

MeSH Unique ID: D011111

Entry Terms:

  • Forestier-Certonciny Syndrome
  • Forestier Certonciny Syndrome
  • Syndrome, Forestier-Certonciny
  • Rheumatism, Peri-Extra-Articular
  • Peri-Extra-Articular Rheumatism
  • Rheumatism, Peri Extra Articular
  • Pseudopolyarthritis, Rhizomelic
  • Pseudopolyarthritides, Rhizomelic
  • Rhizomelic Pseudopolyarthritides
  • Rhizomelic Pseudopolyarthritis

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