Flashcards in 35. Polymyalgia rheumatic Deck (12)
polymyalgia rhematica - treatment
rapid response to low dose corticosteroids
polymyalgia rhematica - labs
1. increased ESR
2. increased CRP
3. normal CK
sex and age
polymyalgia rhematica is associated with
temporal ( giant cell) arteritis
polymyalgia rhematica clinical manifestation
1. pain and stffness in shoulders and hips
4. weight loss
( NO MUSCULAR WEAKNESS)
polymyalgia rhematica - pain and stiffness IN
shoulders and hips
polymyalgia rhematica - muscular weakness
NO muscular weakness
• A 60-year-old patient has sore, stiff hips and shoulders, fever, malaise, and weight loss. She has normal strength. Diagnosis?
• A patient has polymyalgia rheumatica. What do you expect the ESR, CRP, and CK levels to be?
ESR and CRP will be elevated, and the CK will be normal
• Polymyalgia rheumatica occurs most commonly in which age group?
Patients >50 years of age
• A patient with painful, stiff shoulders, malaise, and fever develops a headache that is worse in the temples. What are you concerned about?
Temporal (giant cell) arteritis, which is associated with polymyalgia rheumatica