Jaw claudication in primary amyloidosis: Unusual presentation of a rare disease

Christopher H. Churchill, Andy Abril, Murli Krishna, Mark L. Callman, William W. Ginsburg

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Abstract

We describe 2 patients with temporal artery biopsy-proven amyloidosis presenting with symptoms of jaw claudication, visual disturbance, and proximal muscle stiffness suggestive of giant cell arteritis (GCA) and polymyalgia rheumatica. At the onset of disease, neither patient had other characteristic symptoms to suggest primary amyloid. We point out similarities between GCA and primary amyloid that can lead to confusion in diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2283-2286
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume30
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2003

Keywords

  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Jaw claudication
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica primary amyloidosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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    Churchill, C. H., Abril, A., Krishna, M., Callman, M. L., & Ginsburg, W. W. (2003). Jaw claudication in primary amyloidosis: Unusual presentation of a rare disease. Journal of Rheumatology, 30(10), 2283-2286.