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Occult giant cell arteritis and steroid therapy: how urgent is urgent?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17898435     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report two cases of sudden loss of vision in the second eye, within a few hours of loss of vision in the first, in association with occult giant cell arteritis. Both cases presented with bilateral disc edema. The importance of starting steroid therapy to prevent sight- or life-threatening complications, as soon as a diagnosis is suspected is emphasized.
Arijit Mitra; Randhir Chavan; Manish Gunda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Comprehensive therapy     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0098-8243     ISO Abbreviation:  Compr Ther     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-27     Completed Date:  2007-12-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605837     Medline TA:  Compr Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  271-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Wolverhampton and Midland Counties Eye Infirmary, Compton Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV3 9QR, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Giant Cell Arteritis / drug therapy*
Glucocorticoids / therapeutic use*
Time Factors
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