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polymyalgia rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory disorder  that causes muscle aching and stiffness, primarily in the neck, hips, shoulders and  upper thighs.


Symptoms may include:


  • hip pain and stiffness
  • shoulder pain and stiffness
  • neck pain and stiffness
  • muscle pain
  • fever
  • unintentional weight loss
  • anemia
  • fatigue
  • face pain 

Treatment may include:


  • medication

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