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Pulmonary involvement in giant cell arteritis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3675156     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
While clinically suspected in some cases, pulmonary lesions in giant cell arteritis have rarely been described pathologically. We report the findings at autopsy in an elderly woman with typical giant cell arteritis. In addition to inflammation of temporal and other major systemic vessels, large- and medium-sized pulmonary arteries showed focal necrosis as well as medial granulomatous inflammation. These findings, as well as a review of previous clinical and pathologic reports, emphasize that the disease can affect the lungs and may rarely be a significant cause of morbidity.
M Ladanyi; R S Fraser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine     Volume:  111     ISSN:  0003-9985     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.     Publication Date:  1987 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-12-17     Completed Date:  1987-12-17     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7607091     Medline TA:  Arch Pathol Lab Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1178-80     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pathology, McGill University, Montreal General Hospital, Quebec, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Giant Cell Arteritis / complications,  pathology*
Pulmonary Artery / pathology*

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