Primary systemic amyloidosis presenting as giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica

Carlo Salvarani, Sherine E. Gabriel, Morie A. Gertz, Johannes Bjornsson, Chin‐Yang ‐Y Li, Gene G. Hunder

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Abstract

Primary systemic amyloidosis may present with features suggesting a vasculitis, including giant cell arteritis (GCA) and polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). In this report, we describe the clinical characteristics, temporal artery biopsy findings, and the response of vascular and musculoskeletal symptoms to corticosteroid therapy in 4 patients with primary systemic amyloidosis who presented with manifestations of GCA or PMR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1621-1626
Number of pages6
JournalArthritis & Rheumatism
Volume37
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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