TITLE

An atypical presentation of giant cell arteritis

AUTHOR(S)
Zwicker, Jocelyn; Atkins, Edward J.; Lum, Cheemun; Sharma, Mukul
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/22/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 5, pE301
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
60156477

 

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