TITLE

Giant cell arteritis

AUTHOR(S)
Belliveau, Michel J.; Hove, Martin W. ten
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/22/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 5, p581
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the symptoms and diagnosis of giant cell arteritis. It states that giant cell arteritis is a systemic disease that may lead to other disease complications including myocardial infarction, severe loss of vision, and ischemic stroke. It says that diagnosis of this disease is based on the clinical features and medical history of a patient. It adds that progressive loss of vision may happen despite of oral prednisone treatment.
ACCESSION #
60155393

 

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