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Multi-vessel biopsy-proven giant cell arteritis involving the occipital and temporal arteries.

Authors
  • Albornoz, M A
  • Sharit, S
  • Myers, A R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1997
Volume
3
Issue
4
Pages
227–229
Identifiers
PMID: 19078192
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Occipital neuralgia is a commonly encountered presenting feature in patients with giant cell arteritis. However, actual histopathologic confirmation of vasculitis of the occipital arteries is rarely cited. We present the first case of multi-vessel giant cell arteritis diagnosed with simultaneous biopsies of the right occipital and bilateral temporal arteries, along with a discussion concerning a possible role for occipital artery biopsies in the evaluation of giant cell arteritis.

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