Diagnosis

How is polymyalgia rheumatica diagnosed?

Physicians will use a variety custom jerseys of tests to make a diagnosis as the symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica are common to other diseases.

Physicians can Cheap Jordans Sale use the following tools to make В a diagnosis by ruling out other causes of muscle pains:

• ESR test (Erythrocyte sedimentation rate);
• C-reative protein test;
• TSH test – to rule out hypothyroidism;
wholesale jerseys china Monoclonal antibodies test – to rule out multiple myeloma;
• EMG studies and muscle biopsy – negative in polymyalgia cheap football jerseys rheumatica;
• Temporal artery biopsy; and
• CK test (creatinine kinase) – cheap jordans online elevated in polymyositis but not in polymyalgia rheumatica.

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