An atypical presentation of giant cell arteritis

Zwicker, Jocelyn; Atkins, Edward J.; Lum, Cheemun; Sharma, Mukul
March 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/22/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 5, pE301
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a man taken to the emergency department because of double vision and dizziness. It states that small infarcts in the occipital lobes were discovered through diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). It says that the working diagnosis was giant cell arteritis due to the involvement of huge arteries and continued weight loss of the patient. It adds that he patient was treated with methylprednisolone in which cerebral angiography was executed.


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