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Giant cell arteritis. A case with unusual neurologic manifestations and a normal sedimentation rate.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Internal Medicine
0003-9926
Publisher
American Medical Association
Publication Date
Volume
151
Issue
2
Pages
378–380
Identifiers
PMID: 1992965
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Giant cell (temporal) arteritis is a serious inflammatory condition that can lead to blindness, stroke, or other adverse sequelae if not properly treated. An elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate has traditionally been emphasized as a criterion for making this diagnosis. Delays in diagnosis and unnecessary testing may occur when a patient presents with a normal erythrocyte sedimentation rate and a clinical history consistent with this condition. We describe a patient with giant cell arteritis who presented with a normal erythrocyte sedimentation rate and who subsequently developed devastating central nervous system complications.

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