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Temporal arteritis presenting as ataxia and dementia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7454649     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The case reported here illustrates some of the protean manifestations of temporal arteritis. Perhaps, as more cases with atypical manifestations are described, physicians will become more alert to the possibility of this diagnosis. It is now our policy to include temporal arteritis high on the list of differential diagnoses for any neuropsychiatric, visual, or systemic complaint in an elderly patient, even in the absence of typical manifestations. A temporal artery biopsy done relatively early in undiagnosed illness may reveal a very treatable cause. We wish to emphasize the need for early consideration of temporal arteritis in the elderly patient with an elevated ESR and any unexplained neuropsychiatric problem.
K N Shenberger; J G Meharg; C D Lane
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medicine     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0032-5481     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med     Publication Date:  1981 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-03-27     Completed Date:  1981-03-27     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401147     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  246-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Ataxia / diagnosis*,  etiology
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders / diagnosis*,  etiology
Giant Cell Arteritis / complications,  diagnosis*

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