Rheumatic polymyalgia

Rheumatic polymyalgia is an inflammatory rheumatic disease, of unknown origin, that mainly affects people over 50 and causes pain and rigidity in the shoulder and hip areas (shoulder and pelvic girdles).  Between 15% and 30% of cases can be linked to giant cell arteritis. In the immense majority of cases it is accompanied by an increase in the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), analytic proof that, in general, indicates that an inflammatory process is active in our body.

Authorship: Helena Borrell Paños
Creation date: 04.04.2022, 13:31
Modification date: 01.12.2022, 11:23
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