Symptoms of PMR will disappear without treatment within several months to years. However, treatment leads to a dramatic improvement. It can occur within 24-48 hours. Treatment usually consists of:
GCA must be treated before blindness occurs. The blindness can not be reversed. Treatment is usually a high dose of corticosteroid medication for about one month. This is then tapered to a smaller dose for maintenance therapy. This step usually lasts for at least 1-2 years.
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