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Initiate Treatment with Prednisone


Patients should be started on 10 to 20 mg of prednisone a day. The incidence of relapse may be lower with a starting dosage of 20 mg per day than with 10 mg per day. If a patient suspected of having polymyalgia rheumatica does not improve greatly within three to four days after the initiation of treatment, the diagnosis should be reconsidered.

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