Vasilica Cristescu, Aurelia Romila, Luana Andreea Macovei Polymyalgia Rheumatica - a Disease of the Elderly Abstract: Polymyalgia rheumatica is a disease that occurs mostly in the elderly and is rarely seen in patients less than 50 years of age.
Polymyalgia rheumatica is a vasculitis, which manifests itself as an inflammatory disease of the vascular arthralgia definition that can affect any type of blood vessel, regardless of its size.
Durerea debutează adesea în timpul nopţii, în episoade de până la câteva ore. Se poate înrăutăţi însă rapid, astfel încât până şi simpla atingere a cearșafului poate fi de nesuportat. Pielea are tendinţa de a se înroşi în zona articulaţiei afectate, aspectul fiind asemănător cu cel al unei infecţii locale.
It has been considered a form of giant cell arteritis, involving primarily large and medium arteries and to a lesser extent the arterioles. Clinical manifestations are caused by the generic pathogenic process and depend on the characteristics of the damaged organ. PMR is a senescence-related immune disorder.
The clinical presentation is clearly dominated by the painful girdle syndrome, with a feeling of general discomfort. Polymyalgia and temporal arteritis may coexist or be consecutive to each other in the same patient, as in most of our patients.
Artralgie vs artrită: care este diferența?
The present study describes 3 cases of polymyalgia rheumatica, admitted to the Clinic of Rheumatology of Sf. Apostol Andrei Hospital, Galati. The cases were compared with the literature.
Polymyalgia rheumatica is currently thought to have a multifactorial etiology, in which the following factors play a role: genetic factors or hereditary predisposition some individuals are more prone to this diseaseimmune factors and viral infections triggers of the disease.
Other risk factors of polymyalgia rheumatica include age over 50 years and the association with giant cell arteritis. Markers of inflammation, erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein are almost always increased at the onset of the disease.
Diseases arthralgia definition can mimic the clinical picture of polymyalgia rheumatica are neoplasia, infections, metabolic disorders of the bone and endocrine diseases. Keywords: polymyalgia rheumatica; inflammation; arthralgia; myalgia Issue:Volume 69, Issue 1 Pages: