Does giant cell arteritis (GCA) (temporal arteritis) cause muscle aches and pain?

Updated: Sep 03, 2020
  • Author: Mythili Seetharaman, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Patients with mild GCA may complain only of generalized muscle aches and pains and unusual fatigue. [56, 59] These may be mistaken for symptoms of PMR.


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