Clinical features of polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis

Published on Sep 1, 2012in Nature Reviews Rheumatology18.545
· DOI :10.1038/nrrheum.2012.97
Carlo Salvarani73
Estimated H-index: 73
Nicolò Pipitone38
Estimated H-index: 38
+ 1 AuthorsGene G. Hunder76
Estimated H-index: 76
(Mayo Clinic)
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA) are inflammatory disorders that commonly occur in the elderly and whose disease patterns variably overlap. In this Review, Salvarani and colleagues describe the main clinical features of both PMR and GCA, detailing the pathogenesis, diagnosis, classification and management of these disorders, offering practical guidance to clinicians.
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