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Giant Cell Arteritis– Who to Refer to?

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.177
Pages: 
300-03

ABSTRACT

Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a systemic immune-mediated vasculitis affecting the medium and large arteries. Typical symptoms include a new headache, jaw claudication, tender temporal artery, polymyalgia rheumatica, fever and anorexia. Visual loss resulting from GCA is an ophthalmic emergency and requires immediate assessment and referral to the ophthalmologist for prompt treatment with steroids. This article provides a systematic approach to the diagnosis and management of giant cell arteritis.

Accepted: 
31 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 29 Jun, 2015
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