Polymyalgia rheumatica

Among the vast amount of patients who suffer from pain those should be identified in whom the symptoms could be effectively relieved with low-dose glucocorticoids.A patient with typical polymyalgia rheumatica that responds well to glucocorticoids can be treated in the primary care. Suspicion of temporal arteritis , atypical clinical features and non-satisfactory response to treatment are indications for a consultation in the specialized care.