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Color duplex ultrasonography in large-vessel giant cell arteritis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10665744     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a patient with active extracranial giant cell arteritis, duplex ultrasonography demonstrated hypoechoic mural thickening of the brachial, axillary, subclavian, and carotid arteries with bilateral subtotal occlusions of the brachial and axillary arteries. The ultrasound image of the artery walls became midechoic within 8 weeks, and hyperechoic within one year after start of treatment with corticosteroids. A similar hypoechoic mural thickening of the temporal arteries has been recently described in active giant cell arteritis. The dark ultrasound image is due to an edema of the vessel wall in the acute stage. The brighter ultrasound image might be due to fibrosis in the chronic stage of the disease.
W A Schmidt; H E Kraft; A Borkowski; E J Gromnica-Ihle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of rheumatology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0300-9742     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-02-17     Completed Date:  2000-02-17     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0321213     Medline TA:  Scand J Rheumatol     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  374-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medical Center for Rheumatology Berlin-Buch, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Flow Velocity
Brachial Artery / ultrasonography*
Giant Cell Arteritis / ultrasonography*
Middle Aged
Radial Artery / ultrasonography*
Ulnar Artery / ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Duplex

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