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POLYMYALGIA RHEUMATICA AND GIANT CELL ARTERITIS
Polymyalgia rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis is a rheumatic disorder, which is connected with moderate to chronic musculoskeletal pain and stiffness. This happens around the areas of the neck, shoulders and hips. Accompanying this inefficient is Giant Cell Arteritis, which is temporal arteritis and cranial arteritis that comes with pain in joints and other parts of the body.
HOW IS POLYMYALGIA RHEUMATICA AND GIANT CELL ARTERITIS DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician/Rheumatologist diagnoses Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis by conducting a physical examination and blood test to check for signs of inflammation in the body. In certain cases, the doctor may schedule an ultrasound to check for inflammation in the joints and tissues and biopsy.
HOW IS POLYMYALGIA RHEUMATICA AND GIANT CELL ARTERITIS TREATED?
The treatment is done by a general physician who would give a low daily dose of prednisone. Alongside medicines like NSAIDS are given to manage the pain. Physiotherapy and exercises are also prescribed here.
DID YOU KNOW?
The cause of Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis is still unknown.