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Descriptor English:   Polymyalgia Rheumatica 
Descriptor Spanish:   Polimialgia Reumática 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Polimialgia Reumática 
Synonyms English:   Forestier Certonciny Syndrome
Forestier-Certonciny Syndrome
Peri-Extra-Articular Rheumatism
Pseudopolyarthritides, Rhizomelic
Pseudopolyarthritis, Rhizomelic
Rheumatism, Peri Extra Articular
Rheumatism, Peri-Extra-Articular
Rhizomelic Pseudopolyarthritides
Rhizomelic Pseudopolyarthritis
Syndrome, Forestier-Certonciny  
Tree Number:   C05.651.742
C05.799.720
C17.300.775.720
Definition English:   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. 
See Related English:   Giant Cell Arteritis
 
History Note English:   65 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   11548 
Unique Identifier:   D011111 

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