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Questions and Answers about Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis

Where Can People Get More Information About These Conditions? continued...

National Eye Institute Information Clearinghouse
2020 Vision Place
Bethesda, MD 20892-3655
Phone: 301-496-5248
Fax: 301-402-1065

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
31 Center Drive, MSC 2480
Bethesda, MD 20892-2480
Phone: 301-496-4236
Fax: 301-402-2405

American College of Rheumatology
1800 Century Place, Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30345
Phone: 404-633-3777
Fax: 404-633-1870

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.
22100 Gratiot Ave.
E. Detroit, MI 48021
Phone: 586-776-3900

Arthritis Foundation
P.O. Box 7669
Atlanta, GA 30357-0669
Phone: 404-872-7100 or 800-568-4045 (free of charge)
or call your local chapter (listed in the telephone directory)

National Organization for Rare Disorders
55 Kenosia Ave.
P.O. Box 1968
Danbury, CT 06813-1968
Phone: 203-744-0100 or 800-999-6673 (voice mail only)
Fax: 203-798-2291


The NIAMS gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the following individuals for reviewing this booklet: Susana Serrate-Sztein, M.D., and Libby Gretz, Ph.D., of NIAMS; Gene G. Hunder, M.D., and Cornelia M. Weyland, M.D., of the Mayo Clinic; and Louis A. Healey, M.D. (retired).

The mission of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), a part of the Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institutes of Health (NIH), is to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases; the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research; and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse is a public service sponsored by the NIAMS that provides health information and information sources. Additional information can be found on the NIAMS Web site at

For Your Information

This publication contains information about medications used to treat the health condition discussed here. When this booklet was printed, we included the most up-to-date (accurate) information available. Occasionally, new information on medication is released.

For updates and for any questions about any medications you are taking, please contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at 1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332, a toll-free call) or visit their Web site at

NIH Publication No. 07-4908


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