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2020 Mar

Oman Med J



Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) and Lung Involvement: The Forgotten Association.


Hammoda H M B, Al Saleh J, Mahmood K, Darwish O A H M, Musa M E A, Rezzek M S
Oman Med J. 2020 Mar; 35(2):e105.
PMID: 32181007.


Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is an inflammatory condition of unknown etiology, commonly occurring in the elderly and is associated with a good prognosis. Patients usually present with pain in the neck, shoulders, and hips. The onset is often abrupt and is associated with depression and flu-like symptoms. Lung involvement in patients with PMR is unusual. Here we report a rare case of a 66-year-old man who presented with clinical features of PMR and respiratory symptoms, namely exertional dyspnea and dry cough.