138898 - How to Treat quiz: Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis
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How to Treat quiz: Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritisRelevance to General Practice
Polymyalgia rheumatica is one of the most common diseases that will present in rheumatology practice with inflammatory symptoms, and it is likely that most general practitioners will diagnose and care for many patients with PMR. Giant cell arteritis is the most common form of medium and large vessel vasculitis encountered in general practice.
PMR and GCA are related conditions with overlapping symptoms and it is appropriate to consider matters of diagnosis and therapy contemporaneously.