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Giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica: two different but often overlapping conditions.

Authors
  • Gonzalez-Gay, Miguel A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2004
Volume
33
Issue
5
Pages
289–293
Identifiers
PMID: 15079759
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Polymyalgia manifestations may be observed in patients with biopsy-proven GCA, but isolated PMR may be the only clinical feature or the phenotypic expression of a number of conditions. Clinical features and immunogenetic studies show subtle differences between GCA and PMR.

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