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Vasculitis Update

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Aug 01, 2023 7:59 am

GCA and PMR: Overview of Diseases:  

Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is the most common vasculitis in the United States, with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) being the second most common inflammatory rheumatic disease.1-3 The 2 disorders share an overlap in clinical presentation although they have different diagnoses. Of the patients with a primary diagnosis of GCA, 40% to 60% have PMR, whereas of patients with a primary diagnosis of PMR, 15% to 20% have GCA.1 

 

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References: 

1. Ameer MA et al. Temporal Arteritis. In: StatPearls [Internet]. StatPearls Publishing; 2023. Accessed July 14, 2023. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK459376/ 2. González-Gay M et al. BMC Geriatr. 2019;19:200. 3. Camellino D et al. Drugs Aging. 2019;36(11):1015-1026.