Title

Polymylagia Rheumatica: Common Disease, Elusive Diagnosis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a common inflammatory rheumatic disease with little known about its etiology or incidence. Frequently found in older adult women, this disease can be debilitating, painful, and dangerous. Diagnosing PMR can be elusive due to lack of specific laboratory tests, and treatment with use of long-term glucocorticoids can be difficult due to side effects. The following article describes the pathophysiology, diagnosis, signs and symptoms, and treatment of PMR, as well as implications for home healthcare.

Comments

Copyright 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. A link to full-text has been provided for authorized subscribers.

Publication Title

Home Healthcare Now

Published Citation

Mager, Diana R. "Polymylagia Rheumatica: Common Disease, Elusive Diagnosis." Home Healthcare Now 33, no. 3 (2015): 132-136. doi: 10.1097/NHH.0000000000000199

DOI

10.1097/NHH.0000000000000199