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Unformatted text preview: MRA o to look for filling defects, aneurysms, patchiness Inflammatory markers o ESR & CRP ANCA Urine Dipstick and microscopy Treatment Treatment Usually treat aggressively with immunosuppressives monoclonal antibodies Methotrexate, cyclophosphamide, azathioprine Polymyalgia Rheumatica Not a true vasculitis. Presents with 2 weeks or less symmetrical aching, tenderness and morning stiffness particularly in the shoulders and proximal limb muscles. The muscles are STIFF NOT WEAK. Also get fever, weight loss, anorexia, depression, polyarthritis and carpal tunnel. Treatment requires Prednisolone for 2 years (with bisphosphonates to protect bones)....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10