Polymyalgia Rheumatica Diagnostic Criteria – Chuang Version

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica Diagnostic Criteria - Chuang
[select name="age" value="no=0|YES=1"] <-- Age 50 years or older
[select name="aching" value="no=0|YES=1"] <-- Bilateral aching and stiffness for one month or more
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Aching/Stiffness: To meet criteria, 2 of the following 3 areas below must have aching/stiffness
[select name="neck" value="no=0|YES=0.5"] <-- Aching/stiffness involves neck or torso
[select name="shoulders" value="no=0|YES=0.5"] <-- Aching/stiffness involves shoulders or proximal regions of the arms
[select name="hips" value="no=0|YES=0.5"] <-- Aching/stiffness involves hips or proximal aspects of the thighs
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[select name="esr" value="no=0|YES=1"] <-- Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) > 40 mm/hour
[select name="excluded" value="no=0|YES=1"] <-- Exclusion of all other diagnoses except giant cell arteritis
Interpretation --> [calc memo="Interpretation" value="score=(age)+(aching)+(neck)+(shoulders)+(hips)+(esr)+(excluded);score>4.9?'Meets criteria for polymyalgia rheumatica':'Does not meet criteria for polymyalgia rheumatica'"]
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reference: <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6982645" target="_blank">Chuang TY, Hunder GG, Ilstrup DM, Kurland LT. Polymyalgia rheumatica: a 10-year epidemiologic and clinical study. Ann Intern Med. 1982 Nov;97(5):672-80.</a>[/html][/conditional]
Polymyalgia Rheumatica Diagnostic Criteria - Chuang
<-- Age 50 years or older
<-- Bilateral aching and stiffness for one month or more
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Aching/Stiffness: To meet criteria, 2 of the following 3 areas below must have aching/stiffness
<-- Aching/stiffness involves neck or torso
<-- Aching/stiffness involves shoulders or proximal regions of the arms
<-- Aching/stiffness involves hips or proximal aspects of the thighs
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<-- Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) > 40 mm/hour
<-- Exclusion of all other diagnoses except giant cell arteritis
Interpretation --> Interpretationscore=(age)+(aching)+(neck)+(shoulders)+(hips)+(esr)+(excluded);score>4.9?'Meets criteria for polymyalgia rheumatica':'Does not meet criteria for polymyalgia rheumatica'

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