Pronounced: Pol-ee-my-al-ja Roo-MAT-ic-ahEn Español (Spanish Version)
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is an inflammatory disorder. It results in muscle pain and stiffness in the body. The effects are most common in the shoulders, arms, hips, and thighs. About 15% of people with PMR will also develop giant cell arteritis (GCA). GCA is an inflammation of the lining of the arteries, the blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart.
Giant Cell Arteritis
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Last reviewedJune 2013by Michael J. Fucci, DO; Brian Randall, MD
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