Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
The Step2CK Test Prep Series was created by fourth-year students at the Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock as a project of the fourth-year geriatrics rotation. It was developed as part of the Reynolds Geriatrics Podcast series, which is supported by an Aging and Quality of Life grant from the D.W. Reynolds Foundation. The episodes in this series are based on questions that have geriatrics content and patient vignettes from the 2010 Step 2CK Sample Exam. For more information on the series, go to http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseri....
This episode is based on Question 82 on page 54 of the 2010 Step2CK Sample Exam. Learning Objectives - the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:
- Understand the differences in the common diseases presenting as pain and stiffness in the elderly.
- Identify the typical presenting symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica.
- Identify the commonly elevated laboratory results in polymyalgia rheumatica.
- Describe the appropriate treatment for polymyalgia rheumatica.