Fibromyalgia vs. Polymyositis, vs Polymyalgia Rheumatica

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Fibromyalgia

Classic age/sex : Young adult women

Fibromyalgia

Location : Various

Fibromyalgia

ESR : Normal

Fibromyalgia

EMG/biopsy : Normal

Fibromyalgia

Classic findings : Anxiety, stress, insomnia, point tenderness over affected muscles

Fibromyalgia

Treatment : Antidepressants, NSAIDS, rest

Polymyositis

Classic age/sex : Female aged 40-60 yr

Polymyositis

Location : Proximal muscles

Polymyositis

ESR : Elevated

Polymyositis

EMG/biopsy : Abnormal

Polymyositis

Classic findings : Elevated CPK, abnormal EMG/biopsy, higher risk of cancer

Polymyositis

Treatment : Steroids

Polymalgia Rheumatica

Classic age/sex : Female > age 50 yr

Polymalgia Rheumatica

Location : Pectoral and pelvic girdles, neck

Polymalgia Rheumatica

ESR : Markedly elevated (often > 100)

Polymalgia Rheumatica

EMG/biopsy : Normal

Polymalgia Rheumatica

Classic findings : Temporal arteritis, great response to steroids, very high ESR, elderly patients

Polymalgia Rheumatica

Treatment : Steroids

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