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Giant cell arteritis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18320476     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This review summarizes the diagnosis, clinical manifestations and management of giant cell arteritis. Giant cell arteritis is an immune-mediated vasculitis of medium to large sized arteries that affects individuals older than the age of 50. Patients typically present with signs of vascular insufficiency of the extracranial arteries of the head and systemic inflammation. Temporal artery biopsy remains the hallmark of diagnosis. Specific treatment regimens must be tailored to each individual, but steroids remain the backbone of therapy.
Rodney Tehrani; Rochella A Ostrowski; Richard Hariman; Walter M Jay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in ophthalmology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0882-0538     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Ophthalmol     Publication Date:    2008 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-05     Completed Date:  2008-05-13     Revised Date:  2008-05-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8610759     Medline TA:  Semin Ophthalmol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  99-110     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Giant Cell Arteritis* / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy

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