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The diagnosis and management of arteritis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8099373     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Inflammatory arterial disease is often insidious and associated with a substantial morbidity and mortality. Early recognition is vital. Patients with arteritis (n = 106) were studied and divided into five groups. Two of these were subgroups of giant cell arteritis classified by site into either cranial arteritis (66), or upper limb arteritis (7). Three other groups were identified; chronic periaortitis (with or without inflammatory aortic aneurysm) (7), polyarteritis nodosa (14), and small vessel arteritis (12). Clinicians are not sufficiently aware of arteritis and its many atypical presentations. Delay in management is associated with a significant morbidity and mortality. In this district serving 200,000 people at least one patient per month is seriously at risk from the disease. Improved outlook depends on early recognition of the clinical syndromes and rapid appropriate treatment.
N D Karanjia; S J Cawthorn; A E Giddings
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0141-0768     ISO Abbreviation:  J R Soc Med     Publication Date:  1993 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-07-02     Completed Date:  1993-07-02     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802879     Medline TA:  J R Soc Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  267-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, Surrey.
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MeSH Terms
Arteritis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  radiography
Giant Cell Arteritis / diagnosis
Polyarteritis Nodosa / diagnosis
Prednisolone / therapeutic use
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Vasculitis / diagnosis
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Comment In:
J R Soc Med. 1994 Mar;87(3):185   [PMID:  8158607 ]
J R Soc Med. 1994 Apr;87(4):248   [PMID:  8182694 ]

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