Management of Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

September 9, 2015

Last Updated Month/Year

January 10, 2024

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

These recommendations are intended for the management of patients with PMR in various settings and are based on clinical evidence and expert opinion including informed patient decisionā€making.

Target Patient Population

Patients with PMR based on clinician diagnosis

Target Provider Population

Primary, secondary and tertiary care physicians

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings


Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant



Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D011111 - Polymyalgia Rheumatica


Polymyalgia Rheumatica, PMR

Source Citation

Dejaco, C., Singh, Y.P., Perel, P., Hutchings, A., Camellino, D., Mackie, S., Abril, A., Bachta, A., Balint, P., Barraclough, K., Bianconi, L., Buttgereit, F., Carsons, S., Ching, D., Cid, M., Cimmino, M., Diamantopoulos, A., Docken, W., Duftner, C., Fashanu, B., Gilbert, K., Hildreth, P., Hollywood, J., Jayne, D., Lima, M., Maharaj, A., Mallen, C., Martinezā€Taboada, V., Maz, M., Merry, S., Miller, J., Mori, S., Neill, L., Nordborg, E., Nott, J., Padbury, H., Pease, C., Salvarani, C., Schirmer, M., Schmidt, W., Spiera, R., Tronnier, D., Wagner, A., Whitlock, M., Matteson, E.L. and Dasgupta, B. (2015), 2015 Recommendations for the Management of Polymyalgia Rheumatica: A European League Against Rheumatism/American College of Rheumatology Collaborative Initiative. Arthritis & Rheumatology, 67: 2569-2580. doi:10.1002/art.39333

Supplemental Methodology Resources

Data Supplement, Data Supplement, Data Supplement