Coexistence of temporal arteritis/polymyalgia rheumatica and rheumatoid arthritis

Clin Rheumatol. 1984 Dec;3(4):525-7. doi: 10.1007/BF02031276.


A patient with biopsy proven temporal arteritis/polymyalgia rheumatica and erosive rheumatoid arthritis is presented. Only 15 such patients have previously been documented in the literature. The coexistence has been thought to be extremely infrequent, but could merely by chance appear in far more patients than previously reported.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / complications*
  • Blood Sedimentation
  • Female
  • Giant Cell Arteritis / complications*
  • Humans
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica / complications*
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica / drug therapy
  • Prednisolone / therapeutic use


  • Prednisolone