What's Hot in the Treatment of Giant Cell Arteritis

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Identifier 20130211_nanos_neuroopthaltreatmentsympos_01
Title What's Hot in the Treatment of Giant Cell Arteritis
Creator Valérie Biousse, MD Departments of Ophthalmology and Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Subject Giant Cell Arteritis; Visual Loss; Steroids; Immunosuppressive Agents
Description The clinical presentation of giant cell arteritis (GCA) varies greatly and includes numerous clinical subtypes: 1) cranial arteritis with severe ischemic complications, such as visual loss and cerebral ischemia; 2) large vessel arteritis causing subclavian and axillary stenosis, and 3) aortitis leading to aortic dissection, aneurysm, and aortic rupture; 4) a systemic inflammatory syndrome with nonstenosing vasculitis; and "isolated" polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) with myalgias, fatigue, anorexia, and subclinical systemic vasculitis (1-3). Visual loss is the most dreaded complication of GCA and occured in 30-60% of patients with GCA before the era of corticosteroid treatment (1). Despite the widespread use of corticosteroids in the modern era, devastating visual loss still occurs in about 20% of patients with GCA (1-4).
Relation is Part of NANOS 2013: Treatment in Neuro-Ophthalmology - That's Hot!
Contributor Primary Galetta, Steven
Contributor Secondary Quiros, Peter A
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2013-02-11
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Format Creation application/pdf
Source 2013 North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting
Rights Management Copyright 2013. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit: https://NOVEL.utah.edu/about/copyright
Holding Institution North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Association. NANOS Executive Office 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL http://NOVEL.utah.edu
Language eng
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Date Created 2014-01-08
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 183327
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6wt20xq