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2024 Jun 16

Expert Opin Investig Drugs


Investigational agents for polymyalgia rheumatica treatment: assessing the critical needs for future development.


Iorio L, Padoan R, Bond M, Dejaco C


Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is an inflammatory rheumatic disorder characterized by pain and stiffness in the shoulder and pelvic girdles, constitutional symptoms, and elevated acute-phase reactants. Glucocorticoids (GCs) remain the first-choice treatment for PMR, but relapses are common. Identification of steroid-sparing agents is therefore of utmost importance.