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Polimyalgia Rheumatica

Clinical Characteristics of Polimyalgia Rheumatica


Whites have a greater incidence of polymialgia rheumatica than blacks, Asian; seven times more common in whites than blacks

Females > Males

More than 50 years old. Mean age of onset approx. 70 years; range 50-90 polymyalgia rheumatica, polymialgia, rumatica

Incidence: 52.5/100,000

A common problem in the elderly

Occasional familial cases


Muscle is normal:

Normal enzymes