Treatment plan of Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Treatment plan of Polymyalgia Rheumatica

• Reassurance.

• Patient education.

• Regular physician monitoring.

• Range of motion exercises, especially where muscle atrophy and/or contracture have occurred.

• Attention to GC side effects, especially osteoporosis (vitamin D and calcium supplementation and regular dual x-ray absorptiometry screening), glucose intolerance, and hyperlipidemia.

• Immunizations: flu shot, pneumovax, recombinant zoster vaccine (killed).


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