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Long-term use of glucocorticoids for polymyalgia rheumatica: follow-up of the PMR Cohort Study.


Muller S, Hider SL, Singh Sokhal B, Lawton SA, Helliwell T, Mallen CD
Rheumatol Adv Pract. 2022; 6(2):rkac034.
PMID: 35591903.


PMR is a common inflammatory condition in older adults, characterized by bilateral hip and shoulder pain and stiffness. Reducing oral glucocorticoids, classically used for ≤2 years, are the mainstay of treatment. This study considers the factors early in the disease course that might be associated with prolonged treatment.