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Reduction in jaw opening: a neglected symptom of giant cell arteritis.
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PMID:  21161530     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Reduction in jaw opening is a neglected symptom of giant cell arteritis (GCA) in clinical practice and in the scientific literature. We describe the case of a 71-year-old woman with GCA who was misdiagnosed as occipital neuritis and craniomandibular dysfunction because of headaches in the occipital region and reduction in jaw opening. The reported case reminds us not to overlook reduction in jaw opening as a symptom to reveal GCA in elderly patients.
Authors:
Markus Kraemer; Alexander Metz; Michèle Herold; Conrad Venker; Peter Berlit
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-16
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Title:  Rheumatology international     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1437-160X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
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Created Date:  2010-12-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8206885     Medline TA:  Rheumatol Int     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, Alfried-Krupp-von Bohlen und Halbach Hospital, Alfried-Krupp-Strasse 21, 45117, Essen, Germany, markus.kraemer@krupp-krankenhaus.de.
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