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Temporal artery vasculitis in young: a report of two cases.

Authors
  • Dinesh, Kumar Pannagasayanam
  • Owolabi, Adekunle
  • Dwyer-Joyce, Lisa
  • Cronin, Patrick M
  • Schimmer, Barry M
  • Mo, Gyi P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Rheumatology international
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2010
Volume
30
Issue
10
Pages
1393–1396
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00296-009-1084-3
PMID: 19697036
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Temporal (giant cell) arteritis is a chronic vasculitis of large and medium sized vessels which usually occurs in individuals above 50 years of age. In patients less than 50 years temporal artery vasculitis is extremely rare. The clinical presentations of the vasculitis in younger patients appear to be different from the older patients. We present two case reports of temporal artery vasculitis in patients less than 50 years, one of them with human immunodeficiency virus infection. Both the cases had variable clinical presentations and good response to treatment.

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