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Doppler ultrasonography in the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10948760     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ultrasonography of the temporal arteries detects characteristic signs of vasculitis with a high sensitivity and specificity: a hypoechoic halo due to an oedema of the artery wall and stenoses. The use of modern scanners with high resolution is essential. A halo has to be displayed in two planes. It is always circumferential. The colour intensity must not be too strong, otherwise the colour may cover the halo. A hypoechoic halo is also seen in large vessel giant cell arteritis at the axillary and brachial arteries and at the temporal arteries in polyarteritis nodosa.
W A Schmidt
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental rheumatology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0392-856X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Exp. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:    2000 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-21     Completed Date:  2000-12-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8308521     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Rheumatol     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S40-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medical Centre for Rheumatology Berlin-Buch, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Giant Cell Arteritis / ultrasonography*
Sensitivity and Specificity
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color*

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