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Hospitalized infections in giant cell arteritis: a population-based retrospective cohort study.

Authors
  • Udayakumar, Prabhu D
  • Chandran, Arun K
  • Crowson, Cynthia S
  • Warrington, Kenneth J
  • Matteson, Eric L
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of rheumatology
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2014
Volume
41
Issue
12
Pages
2447–2451
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3899/jrheum.140124
PMID: 25320223
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

There is no overall increased risk of infections requiring or acquired during hospitalization in patients with GCA who are taking glucocorticoid therapy. There may be an increased risk of infections requiring hospitalization, especially of the urinary tract, in the first 6 months after GCA incidence, although this did not achieve statistical significance in our study.

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