Lindeboom R.,Geriatrie Gelre Ziekenhuizen Apeldoorn |
de Rooij S.E.J.A.,Hoofd afdeling Geriatrie Ouderengeneeskunde AMC Amsterdam |
van Munster B.C.,Afdeling Geriatrie
Tijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie | Year: 2015
In particular in (very) old patients other comorbidities may cover symptoms evoked by polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). By describing three different patients we show that the diagnosis PMR should be considered in the elderly when symptoms are atypical for those belonging to the comorbidity. PMR is an invalidating disease that rapidly reacts to prednisone. Doctors delay results in a later start with adequate treatment. Side effects of pain medication and loss of mobility can be prevented by starting early with adequate treatment. © 2015, The Society Stichting Vilans.