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Criteria of Bird et al for Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for clinical evidence of polymyalgia rheumatica using the criteria of Bird et al.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

M31.5, M31.6

Description:

Bird et al evaluated different criteria for the diagnosis of polymylgia rheumatica. The authors are from the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases at Bath, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre at Oxford, and the University of Manchester.

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