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Temporal arteritis with scalp ulceration and blindness.
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PMID:  20500541     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Temporal arteritis or giant cell arteritis is a systemic granulomatous vasculitis of medium and large-sized arteries, most frequently involving the temporal artery. It presents with headache, fever, elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and anemia. If untreated, complications like ischemic optic neuritis may even lead to blindness. Although very rare, scalp necrosis and ulcerations are the most common dermatologic findings. An 85-year-old woman presented with a two-month history of bilateral scalp ulcerations, followed by permanent loss of vision in the left eye due to the delay in diagnosing temporal arteritis.
Spyridon Gkalpakiotis; Petr Arenberger; Josef Sach; Monika Arenbergerova
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft = Journal of the German Society of Dermatology : JDDG     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1610-0387     ISO Abbreviation:  J Dtsch Dermatol Ges     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101164708     Medline TA:  J Dtsch Dermatol Ges     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng; ger     Pagination:  50-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© The Authors • Journal compilation © Blackwell Verlag GmbH, Berlin.
Department of Dermatovenereology, Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.
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