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Polymyalgia Rheumatica

"Polymyalgia Rheumatica" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Polymyalgia Rheumatica" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Polymyalgia Rheumatica" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 26 publications over 15 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 2015
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