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Arteritis temporalis

Simon Veldhoen, Thorsten Klink, Julia Geiger, Peter Vaith, Cornelia Glaser, Thomas Ness, Dirk Duwendag, Marcus Both, Thorsten A Bley
PURPOSE: To assess deep temporal artery and temporalis muscle involvement in patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ninety-nine patients who received magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and superficial temporal artery biopsy (TAB) were included in this study. Patients with positive TAB (n = 61) were defined as GCA patients, those with negative TAB (n = 38) as the GCA-negative reference group. Contrast-enhanced T1w-images were acquired utilizing 1...
November 2014: European Radiology
Dennis Boumans, Johanna C M Oostveen
A 66-year-old woman presented with fever and acute pain in her lower back and left hip. She used prednison for arteritis temporalis. Abdominal radiography revealed no signs of free intraperitoneal gas, but instead a radiolucent area below the spleen suggesting free retroperitoneal gas. This was confirmed by CT-scan of the abdomen and surgery, when a diverticulitis of the colon descendens with retroperitoneal perforation was diagnosed.
2012: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
J T Marotta
Facial pain is a common presenting complaint requiring patience and diagnostic acumen. The proliferation of eponyms attached to various syndromes complicates the subject. The most frequent cause of pain is likely to be muscle spasm in masticatory or temporalis muscles. This article presents a rank order for the common causes of facial pain that present diagnostic difficulty, such as temporomandibular joint pain, trigeminal neuralgia, giant cell arteritis, and post-herpetic neuralgia.
January 1983: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
Willem F Lems, J W J Hans Bijlsma
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disorder, which predominantly occurs in patients aged 50 years and older. It can be difficult to differentiate PMR from other diseases, for general practitioners as well as for rheumatologists. Arteritis temporalis should not be overlooked in these patients, since missing this diagnosis may lead to irreversible visual loss. The majority of patients in whom PMR is suspected respond well to treatment with prednisone 15 mg per day. Methotrexate is an attractive alternative in patients who do not respond to prednisone or who experience side-effects due to prednisone...
2010: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
A Brüggemann, K Holl-Ulrich, M Müller
BACKGROUND: Arteritis temporalis (AT) shows a variable course of the disease and may lead to transient or permanent visual loss. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a retrospective consecutive case series 66 patients with suspected AT were followed up of which 65 underwent arterial biopsy. Symptoms, therapy and complications were followed up. RESULTS: Of the patients 32 (49.2%) revealed a positive histological finding in unilateral (55.4%) or bilateral (44...
October 2010: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
Johan M van Rooijen, Thea Jagt, G Vastenburg, Frank G H van der Kleij
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 14, 2009: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Jesper Blegvad Olesen
Tongue necrosis is a rare complication in arteritis temporalis. Our case is a 74-year-old patient who presented with weight loss, tiredness and fever during a 2-3-month period after ingestion of 2 mg ergotamine to treat her migraine. Tongue necrosis then occurred after ingestion of another 2 mg of ergotamine. Our patient had no preexisting diagnosis of arteritis temporalis. We reviewed possible clinical manifestations of temporal arteritis and cases of tongue necrosis in the world literature. It is possible that ergotamine can cause necrosis due to vasoconstriction of blood vessels which have an unstable blood flow...
January 12, 2009: Ugeskrift for Laeger
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June 20, 1947: Acta Medica Scandinavica
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June 10, 1948: Acta Medica Scandinavica
Marie Gallant, Rik Lories, Johan Verbanck
Acquired haemophilia is a rare, but often life-threatening bleeding disorder caused by autoantibodies, mostly directed against factor VIII (FVIII inhibitor). The incidence of acquired haemophilia, which most commonly affects patients over 50 years of age, is estimated between 0.2 and 1 million per year. Although its aetiology remains obscure, 40-50% of cases are associated with other conditions, such as pregnancy, malignancies, drugs and autoimmune disorders as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and Sjögren's disease...
June 2008: Clinical Rheumatology
H Göbel, A Heinze
Whilst headache disorders belong to the most common health problems of the younger population, the occurrence diminishes with advancing age. However, in individual cases headaches may be especially severe in old age significantly reducing the quality of life. Typical causes of headache in the elderly are giant cell arteritis (arteritis temporalis), cranial neuralgia and hypnic headache. The incidence of intracranial mass lesions also increases with age. In addition to these secondary forms of headache, the typical primary headache disorders migraine, tension headache and cluster headache may also persist in the elderly...
November 2007: Der Schmerz
Daniel Vega Moller, Niels Eske Bruun
We present the fatal case of a patient with a 3-month history of malaise, fatigue, low-grade fever and increasing signs of heart failure. Because of a sudden loss of sight and elevated sedimentation rate, arteritis temporalis was mistakenly suspected and treatment with high dose prednisolone was initiated. Five weeks later the patient presented with worsening of symptoms and septicemia with coagulase negative staphylococcus (CoNS). Transesophageal echocardiography revealed a left atrial mass and stenosis of a severely calcified aortic valve, but no definite vegetations...
March 2007: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Z Rehák, Z Fojtík, J Stanícek, K Bolcák, L Frysáková
INTRODUCTION: Positron emission tomography (PET) is a non-invasive diagnostic method which shows the bio-distribution of positron emitter labelled radiopharmaceuticals in the body. Due to the fact that not only timorous, but in certain conditions also some inflammatory cells may exhibit increased accumulation of 18F-FDG, 18F-FDG PET can be used in the diagnosis of both tumours and certain types of inflammations. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to asses the benefits of 18F-FDG PET in the patients examined for symptoms of fever of uncertain origin whose results suggested the possibility of large vessel vasculitis...
November 2006: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
T Ness, C Auw-Hädrich, D Schmidt
Giant cell arteritis (arteritis temporalis) is the most common form of systemic vasculitis in the elderly. A series of symptoms such as new-onset headache, jaw claudication, proximal myalgia, weight loss, and fever may lead to the diagnosis. However, there is also a silent or occult presentation with minor or no systemic symptoms, especially no headache. A number of laboratory values (erythrocyte sedimentation rate, CRP, fibrinogen, thrombocytes, and cardiolipin antibodies) indicate giant cell arteritis, but none of this proves the diagnosis...
April 2006: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
D Schmidt, T Ness
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2006: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
J J Volken, W Karrer
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June 16, 2004: Praxis
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1952: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde und Für Augenärztliche Fortbildung
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1952: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde und Für Augenärztliche Fortbildung
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March 24, 1952: Acta Medica Scandinavica
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June 9, 1955: Nordisk Medicin
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