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[OCOSH Code: D011111 65323003 M35.3 MD_PMR]

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica eMedicine Emergency

Location: http://www.emedicine.com/emerg/topic473.htm

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a clinical syndrome characterized by severe aching and stiffness in the neck, shoulder girdle, and pelvic girdle. It is classified as a rheumatic disease, although the etiology is undetermined.
PMR causes severe pain in the proximal muscle groups; however, no evidence of disease is present at muscle...
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Proximal bursitis in active polymyalgia rheumatica

Location: http://www.annals.org/cgi/content/full/127/1/27

CONCLUSIONS: Inflammation of subacromial and subdeltoid bursae in association with synovitis of the glenohumeral joints and tenosynovitis of the biceps may contribute to the diffuse discomfort in the shoulder girdle observed in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica.
Proximal bursitis in active polymyalgia rheumatica. Salvarani C, Cantini F, Olivieri I, Barozzi L, Macchioni L,...
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Retrocalcaneal bursitis in polymyalgia rheumatica

Location: http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pubmed&pubmedid=11760728

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a relatively common disease of the elderly affecting the synovial membrane.
Recent studies have emphasised the prominent involvement of the extra-articular synovial structures in both proximal and distal regions of both the arms and legs. In the distal part of the arms tenosynovial membrane inflammation is responsible for carpal tunnel syndrome, distal swelling of hands...
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