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Tongue infarction as first symptom of temporal arteritis.
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PMID:  20058010     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is the most common systemic vasculitis affecting people over 50 years. This disease is a diagnostic challenge with a range of clinical symptoms and findings due to different affected vessels. Because of this, the initial diagnosis can be tricky, and some of the patients present at first time with a real unusual initial manifestation. One of these can be tongue necrosis, which is according to the literature in accordance with scalp necrosis, the rarest initial manifestation of GCA We describe a patient who presented with tongue necrosis as initial symptom of GCA. The belated diagnose resulted in subtotal necrosis of the mobile part of the tongue.
Husein Husein-Elahmed; Jose-Luis Callejas-Rubio; Raquel Rios-Fernández; Norberto Ortego-Centeno
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-01-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rheumatology international     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1437-160X     ISO Abbreviation:  Rheumatol. Int.     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8206885     Medline TA:  Rheumatol Int     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  799-800     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, San Cecilio University Hospital, Avda Dr Oloriz s/n, 18012, Granada, Spain,
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