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Reticulated lesion as an early diagnostic sign for giant cell arteritis.
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PMID:  22747930     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We report a case of giant cell arteritis (GCA) in an elderly woman. The patient presented to her dermatologist with a reticulated, purpuric patch on her frontal-temporal scalp and forehead that was associated with unilateral head pain. A punch biopsy of the lesion was suspicious for GCA, which was later confirmed by temporal artery biopsy. This case highlights a potential early cutaneous finding of GCA that may aid the clinician in the diagnosis before more severe complications occur.
Nicholas C Uffelmann; Jessica Kozel; Sofia B Chaudhry; Claudia I Vidal
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-06-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatology online journal     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1087-2108     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol. Online J.     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610776     Medline TA:  Dermatol Online J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri.
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