Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis

  • Jozef Rovenský
  • Burkhard F. Leeb
  • Howard Bird
  • Viera Štvrtinová
  • Richard Imrich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jozef Rovenský, Burkhard F. Leeb, Viera Štvrtinová, Richard Imrich, Juraj Duda
    Pages 1-14
  3. Viera Štvrtinová, Jozef Rovenský, Alena Tuchyňová
    Pages 21-24
  4. Stanislava Blažíčková, Jozef Rovenský
    Pages 25-30
  5. Jozef Rovenský, Richard Imrich
    Pages 31-32
  6. Viera Štvrtinová, Svetoslav Štvrtina, Jozef Rovenský
    Pages 37-47
  7. Svetoslav Štvrtina, Jozef Rovenský
    Pages 55-61
  8. Jozef Rovenský, Richard Imrich
    Pages 67-69
  9. Burkhard F. Leeb, Thomas Nothnagl, Martin Steindl, Bernhard Rintelen
    Pages 71-81
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 83-91

About this book


This monograph offers current insights into polymalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis. Both diseases are typical for advanced age and their incidences increase with aging. Early diagnosis and rapid treatment can save one of the most precious senses - our vision. This book provides an overview on the pathophysiology, their genetic, immunologic, endocrinologic mechanism of these diseases, but most important it deals with state-of-the-art diagnosis and current treatment in elderly with the attempt to diagnose and treat these rheumatic diseases even faster and more effectively in the future.


Arthritis Giant Cell Arteritis Giant Cell Diseases Polymyalgia Rheumatic Diseases Rheumatology

Editors and affiliations

  • Jozef Rovenský
    • 1
  • Burkhard F. Leeb
    • 2
  • Howard Bird
    • 3
  • Viera Štvrtinová
    • 1
  • Richard Imrich
    • 1
  1. 1.Slovakia
  2. 2.Austria
  3. 3.UK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-99358-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-211-99359-0
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