May 1, 1976

Giant cell arteritis in general practice

The Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
D J Rhodes

Abstract

The clinical syndrome of polymyalgia rheumatica is reviewed. The relationship of this disease with temporal arteritis is discussed, and I consider both syndromes have a pathological basis of generalised giant cell arteritis.Seven cases of polymyalgia and four cases of temporal arteritis were recorded during the six-year period (1969-1975) in one general practice.The outlines of management are discussed, with a plea for earlier recognition of the syndromes of polymyalgia rheumatica and temporal arteritis in general practice.

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Predonine
Polymyalgia
Family Medicine (Field)
Differential Diagnosis
Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Plea
Rhizomelic Pseudopolyarthritis
General Practice (Field)
Juvenile Temporal Arteritis
Pathology

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