Are giant cell arteritis (GCA) (temporal arteritis) and polymyalgia rheumatica the same disease?

Updated: Sep 03, 2020
  • Author: Mythili Seetharaman, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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One school of thought considers GCA and polymyalgia rheumatica to be different manifestations of the same disease process, while others see them as closely related but different diseases. [6, 7]


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