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How are polymyalgia rheumatica and temporal arteritis treated?

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There's no cure for polymyalgia rheumatica and temporal arteritis, but these diseases can be treated and controlled. Corticosteroids help rapidly ease symptoms of both conditions.  Treatment with corticosteroids -- usually in the form of prednisone -- is needed for temporal arteritis to prevent serious complications, such as blindness. Low doses of corticosteroids are often successful in treating polymyalgia rheumatica, but you'll need higher doses to treat temporal arteritis.

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American College of Rheumatology.

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 13, 2018

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American College of Rheumatology.

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 13, 2018

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