P-ISSN 2587-2400 | E-ISSN 2587-196X
EJMO. 2019; 3(2): 151-153 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmo.2018-0064

New suspects for Polymyalgia Rheumatica! Unconscious diet and stress: A case report and review of the literature

Emine Cagla Uzman1, Elmas Yilmaz2, Fatma Colak1, Sevde Yazici3, Fazıl Kulakli4
15th grade Student, Giresun University Faculty of Medicine, 26th grade Student, Giresun University Faculty of Medicine, 34th grade Student, Giresun University Faculty of Medicine, 4Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation , Giresun University Prof.Dr.İlhan Özdemir Education and Research Hospital, Giresun, Turkey

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a systemic autoimmune disease associated with widespread pain in the elderly. The etiology of PMR has not been clearly determined. There are many different causes of PMR and stress and/or diet might be one of them. Unconscious diet can reveal psychological and physical stress in the body. In addition, dieting and stress may affect the inflammatory process in several ways. Here we presented a patient on an unconscious diet diagnosed with PMR. As a result of the case, we thought that unconscious diet and related/non-related stress may be risk factors for autoimmune diseases such as PMR. Keywords: Diet, polymyalgia rheumatica, stress


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Uzman E, Yilmaz E, Colak F, Yazici S, Kulakli F. New suspects for Polymyalgia Rheumatica! Unconscious diet and stress: A case report and review of the literature. EJMO. 2019; 3(2): 151-153

Corresponding Author: Kulakli F.

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