A syndrome of pain and stiffness of the shoulder an hip girdle; occasionally, severe and incapacitating. Fatigue, anorexia, weight loss, muscular stiffness and tenderness, and fever. Horton’s syndrome frequently associated. Absence of joint deformity. Onset acute or insidious. Affects mostly elderly persons.
- W. Bruce:
College of GP research Newsletter (9: 157);
British Medical Journal, London, 1888, 2: 811.
- J. Forestier, A. Certonciny:
Revue du rhumatisme et des maladies osteo-articulaires, Paris, 1953, 20: 854-862.
- H. S. Barber:
Myalgic syndrome with constitutional effects. Polymyalgia rheumatica.
Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, London, 1957, 16: 230-237.
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