How is polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) diagnosed?

Updated: Sep 03, 2020
  • Author: Mythili Seetharaman, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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PMR is a diagnosis of exclusion. The presence of other specific disease entities, such as GCA, rheumatoid arthritis, polymyositis, chronic infection, or malignant neoplasm, must be ruled out.


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