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Polymyalgia Rheumatica MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Tree Number(s)
C05.651.742
C05.799.720
C17.300.775.720
Unique ID
D011111
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011111
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Forestier-Certonciny Syndrome
Pseudopolyarthritis, Rhizomelic
Rheumatism, Peri-Extra-Articular
NLM Classification #
WE 550
See Also
Giant Cell Arteritis
Public MeSH Note
65
History Note
65
Date Established
1965/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Polymyalgia Rheumatica Preferred
Pseudopolyarthritis, Rhizomelic Related
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