Giant cell (temporal) arteritis

Richard John Caselli, G. G. Hunder

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Abstract

Headache is the most frequent symptom for which a patient with giant cell arteritis (GCA) presents to a neurologist. Amaurosis fugax and ischemic optic neuropathy are well recognized complications. Less commonly recognized neurologic complications include transient ischemic attacks, cerebral infarctions, acute confusional states, multi-infarct dementia, ischemic cervical myelopathy, and ischemic mononeuropathies. Because patients with GCA generally respond well to corticosteroid therapy, prompt diagnosis can minimize neurologic damage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)893-902
Number of pages10
JournalNeurologic Clinics
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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