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How is polymyalgia rheumatica diagnosed?

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The European League Against Rheumatism, your doctor diagnoses you with polymyalgia rheumatica if you're  50 or older and you also have:   • Shoulder pain on both sides  • Morning stiffness that lasts at least 45 minutes  • High levels of inflammation as measured by blood tests • Hip pain  • No swelling in the small joints of your hands and feet and your blood tests don't show signs of  rheumatoid arthritis  






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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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