Treatment of polymyalgia rheumatica: a systematic review.

  title={Treatment of polymyalgia rheumatica: a systematic review.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Hern{\'a}ndez-Rodr{\'i}guez and Maria C Cid and Alfons L{\'o}pez-Soto and Georgina Esp{\'i}gol-Frigol{\'e} and Xavier Bosch},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={169 20},
BACKGROUND Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) treatment is based on low-dose glucocorticoids. Glucocorticoid-sparing agents have also been tested. Our objective was to systematically examine the peer-reviewed literature on PMR therapy, particularly the optimal glucocorticoid type, starting doses, and subsequent reduction regimens as well as glucocorticoid-sparing medications. METHODS We searched Cochrane Databases and MEDLINE (1957 through December 2008) for English-language articles on PMR… CONTINUE READING


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