Giant Cell Arteritis

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Abstract

Giant cell arteritis is a systemic vasculitis with a wide clinical spectrum, and it represents a medical emergency. Visual loss is the most feared complication, and when it happens, it tends to be profound and permanent. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are imperative to minimize potentially devastating visual loss and neurologic deficits. A temporal artery biopsy should be performed on every patient in whom the diagnosis is suspected. The mainstay of therapy remains corticosteroids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)581-591
Number of pages11
JournalNeurologic Clinics
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2010

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Giant Cell Arteritis
Temporal Arteries
Systemic Vasculitis
Neurologic Manifestations
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Emergencies
Biopsy
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Arteritis
  • Giant cell
  • Ischemic optic neuropathy
  • Temporal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Medicine(all)

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Giant Cell Arteritis. / Falardeau, Julie.

In: Neurologic Clinics, Vol. 28, No. 3, 08.2010, p. 581-591.

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Falardeau, Julie. / Giant Cell Arteritis. In: Neurologic Clinics. 2010 ; Vol. 28, No. 3. pp. 581-591.
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