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Who is a good candidate for steroid treatment of polymyalgia rheumatica and temporal arteritis?

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The decision to prescribe steroids for these conditions is always made on an individual basis. Your doctor will consider your age, presence of other illnesses and any medications you take. Your doctor also will make sure you understand the potential benefits and risks of steroids before you start taking them.

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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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