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Polymyalgia Rheumatica (Rhizomelic Pseudopolyarthritis) Summary

Description: A syndrome in the elderly characterized by proximal joint and muscle pain, high erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and a self-limiting course. Pain is usually accompanied by evidence of an inflammatory reaction. Women are affected twice as commonly as men and Caucasians more frequently than other groups. The condition is frequently associated with GIANT CELL ARTERITIS and some theories pose the possibility that the two diseases arise from a single etiology or even that they are the same entity.

Also Known As: Rhizomelic Pseudopolyarthritis; Forestier Certonciny Syndrome; Peri-Extra-Articular Rheumatism; Pseudopolyarthritides, Rhizomelic; Rheumatism, Peri Extra Articular Show All >>

Networked: 520 relevant articles (28 outcomes, 44 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Polymyalgia Rheumatica

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Glucocorticoids : 6 outcomes 2 studies in 27 results : IBA
  2. Prednisone (Sone) : 4 outcomes 9 studies in 43 results : FDA 119 Generic
  3. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 54 results : IBA
  4. Steroids : 3 outcomes in 28 results : IBA
  5. C-Reactive Protein : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 19 results : IBA
  6. tocilizumab : 2 outcomes in 6 results : FDA 2
  7. Prednisolone (Predate) : 1 outcome 8 studies in 33 results : FDA 55 Generic
  8. Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (Tumor Necrosis Factor) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 9 results : IBA
  9. Interleukin-6 (Interleukin 6) : 1 outcome 1 study in 17 results : IBA
  10. infliximab (Remicade) : 1 outcome 1 study in 5 results : FDA 2
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Diseases Related to Polymyalgia Rheumatica

  1. Giant Cell Arteritis (Horton Disease)
  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis
  3. Osteoporosis
  4. Vasculitis (Vasculitides)
  5. Arteritis
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Key Therapies for Polymyalgia Rheumatica

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  1. Injections : 2 outcomes 1 study in 4 results
  2. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) : 1 outcome 1 study in 1 result
  3. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 1 outcome in 3 results
  4. Intramuscular Injections : 1 study in 1 result
  5. Kidney Transplantation : 2 results
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