[Pitfalls in diagnosis of polymyalgia rheumatica/temporal arteritis].


Polymyalgia rheumatica as well as Horton's disease (arteriitis temporalis) are often diagnosed by exclusion. When either disease is suspected because of certain findings a therapy with glucocorticoids is usually started and initial therapeutic success is commonly seen as indirect proof of diagnosis. Clinical experience, however, shows that both diagnoses… (More)