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cephalea horton

S Palma, C Zatti
Horton temporal arteritis, or gigantocellular arteritis, is a panarteritis involving the mid-size and large arteries, in particular the temporal surface artery. This pathology is normally found in the elderly, particularly females. It can be manifest with some typical symptoms (i.e. cephalea, fever, visual disorders even leading to blindness mandibular claudication, high ESR, moderate anemia), there may be aspecific, atypical signs (i.e. only cephalea and fever, or widespread myalgia and artralgia) or it may arise following a cerebro-vascular accident...
October 1997: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
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