Diagnostic Criteria for Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

There is no universally agreed upon or thoroughly validated set of criteria for the diagnosis of PMR. In the absence of any pathognomonic test, we use the following three criteria for the clinical diagnosis of PMR(1,2):

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Revised Jones Criteria for Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF)

A firm diagnosis requires that two major or one major and two minor criteria are satisfied, in addition to evidence of recent streptococcal infection.

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