Study of giant cell arteritis rates largest ever conducted in U.S., researcher says

December 2008
Ocular Surgery News;12/10/2008, Vol. 26 Issue 23, p16
Academic Journal
The article discusses the highlights of the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting that was held in Atlanta, Georgia from November 8 to 11, 2008. Researcher Matthew Walvick reported a study of temporal artery biopsies performed in Northern California. A much higher rate of temporal artery biopsies testing positive for giant cell arteritis (GCA) than a Mayo Clinic study done in the 1950s was shown by the study.


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