Giant Cell Arteritis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • What is the likely cause of my symptoms?
  • Do I need any blood tests or biopsies?
  • I have giant cell arteritis. Am I more likely to have polymyalgia rheumatica?
  • I have polymyalgia rheumatica. Am I more likely to have giant cell arteritis?
  • What is the best treatment for me? Do I need medicine?
  • What are the risks and benefits of taking a corticosteroid?

Source

Management of Giant Cell Arteritis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica by S Meskimen, M.S.N, TD Cook, M.S.N., and RL Blake, M.D. (American Family Physician April 01, 2000, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20000401/2061.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 04/00

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