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Can you die from polymyalgia rheumatica?

Causes of death in polymyalgia rheumatica. RESULTS: A total of 65 cases (20.6%) with PMR died compared to 338 (26.8%) among the controls (mortality rate ratio (MRR) = 0.73, 95% CI 0.56-0.97, p = 0.03).

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Beside this, can polymyalgia be fatal?

Fatal renal failure in polymyalgia rheumatica caused by disseminated giant cell arteritis. It is not known why this apparently non-complicated case of polymyalgia rheumatica suddenly turned into a fatal case of disseminated giant cell arteritis.

Likewise, what is the prognosis for polymyalgia rheumatica? With early diagnosis and correct therapy, patients have an excellent prognosis. The average length of disease is 3 years. However, exacerbations may occur if steroids are tapered too rapidly, and relapse is common, affecting up to 25% of all treated patients.

In this way, what triggers polymyalgia rheumatica?

New cases of polymyalgia rheumatic are often diagnosed in cycles and usually occur seasonally. This suggests that there may be an environmental trigger, such as a viral infection, that causes the condition. The rapid onset of symptoms also suggests that polymyalgia rheumatica may be caused by an infection.

Can I be cured of polymyalgia rheumatica?

Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory condition that causes pain and stiffness around the joints. It is unclear what causes PMR, and there is currently no cure. Doctors usually prescribe a corticosteroid drug called prednisolone to manage symptoms. It is also possible to relieve symptoms by following a PMR diet.

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