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Superior and inferior limb ischaemia in giant cell arteritis: angiography follow-up.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10088955     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Giant cell arteritis most often affects the superficial temporal artery. Arterial territories such as the facial, carotid, myometrial and upper and lower limb arteries may be affected. In this paper we describe the case of a 52-year-old patient with upper and lower limb ischaemia who presented with grade III ischaemia in the left lower limb. Giant cell arteritis was diagnosed as responsible for the symptoms. After treatment with corticoids, an angiographic improvement was evidence after 2-year period. The low number of reported cases, the diverse symptoms and varied course make diagnosis of GCA difficult. Therefore, GCA must be taken into consideration in the ischaemia of inferior and superior limbs whether isolated or simultaneous.
Authors:
J M García Vázquez; J M Carreira; C Seoane; J J Vidal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical rheumatology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0770-3198     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-05-04     Completed Date:  1999-05-04     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211469     Medline TA:  Clin Rheumatol     Country:  BELGIUM    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Diagnostic Radiology Unit, General Hospital of Galicia, University Clinic, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. mrjoseca@usc-mail.usc.es
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Angiography*
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / complications,  diagnosis,  drug therapy
Biopsy
Female
Femoral Artery / radiography,  ultrasonography
Follow-Up Studies
Giant Cell Arteritis / complications,  diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Glucocorticoids / therapeutic use
Hand / blood supply*
Humans
Ischemia / drug therapy,  etiology,  radiography*
Leg / blood supply*
Middle Aged
Subclavian Artery / radiography,  ultrasonography
Temporal Arteries / pathology
Ultrasonography, Doppler
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Glucocorticoids

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