Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis generally affect the patient together. Polymyalgia Rheumatica is a type of rheumatic disorder that causes stiffness and pain the neck muscles. It may also cause pain the patient’s bones. In certain instances, Polymyalgia Rheumatica may set in overnight, while in other instances, this disorder may set in gradually. Polymyalgia Rheumatica seldom affects those below fifty years of age. On the other hand, Giant Cell Arteritis leads to inflammation of the arteries located in the scalp. As a result of this, the blood flow faces obstacles. If Giant Cell Arteritis is not addressed in time, it may lead to permanent tissue damage.
HOW IS POLYMYALGIA RHEUMATICA AND GIANT CELL ARTERITIS DIAGNOSED?
Symptoms of Polymyalgia Rheumatica may be fever or weight loss.