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Best practices and uncertainties in the management of PMR

Glucocorticoids are the mainstay of treatment for patients with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and often produce substantial clinical improvements, but treatment can be complicated by relapse, adverse effects of therapies, and concomitant conditions. New recommendations aim to guide clinicians and improve the management of this disorder.

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The work of M.A.G.-G. is supported by grants from Fondo de Investigaciones Sanitarias, Spain (PI06/0024, PS09/00748 and PI12/00060), and also partially supported by RETICS Program, RD08/0075 and RD12/0009/0013 (RIER) from Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Spain.

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González-Gay, M., Llorca, J. Best practices and uncertainties in the management of PMR. Nat Rev Rheumatol 12, 3–4 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nrrheum.2015.142

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