Giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica: two different but often overlapping conditions.

@article{GonzlezGay2004GiantCA,
  title={Giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica: two different but often overlapping conditions.},
  author={Miguel A Gonz{\'a}lez-Gay},
  journal={Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2004},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={289-93}
}
OBJECTIVES Giant cell arteritis (GCA) and polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) are common and frequently overlapping diseases. In this manuscript similarities and differences between these conditions have been assessed. METHODS A retrospective review of the literature was conducted. Reports emphasizing features in common and possible differences are reviewed. RESULTS GCA and PMR are characterized by late age at disease onset, are more common in women, exhibit evidence of a systemic inflammatory… CONTINUE READING

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