Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis: The Primary Care Guide

Last updated Thursday 10th June 2021

Polymyalgia rheumatica is predominantly diagnosed and managed in primary care, but how well are we doing at considering the diagnosis and managing the condition? Giant cell arteritis is a medical emergency and prompt identification can prevent sight loss. Both are managed with oral long-term steroids, a treatment which is not without risks of its own.

This recorded webinar discusses the symptoms of PMR and GCA as well as when to refer. We also consider the iatrogenic risks of steroids and who needs a Steroid Emergency Card.