Polymylagia Rheumatica: Common Disease, Elusive Diagnosis
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.
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Mager, Diana, "Polymylagia Rheumatica: Common Disease, Elusive Diagnosis" (2015). Nursing and Health Studies Faculty Publications. 72.
Mager, Diana R. "Polymylagia Rheumatica: Common Disease, Elusive Diagnosis." Home Healthcare Now 33, no. 3 (2015): 132-136. doi: 10.1097/NHH.0000000000000199