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giant cell arteritis

Friday 15 April 2005

giant-cell arteritis; temporal arteritis

Images

- Temporal arteritis

Digital slides

- UI:623 - Temporal arteritis: Vasculitis, giant cell arteritis

Synopsis

- abundant multinucleate giant cells
- mononulear cell inflammatory infiltrate
- parietal fibrosis with marked narrowing of the lumen

Etiology

- temporal arteritis

References

- Salvarani C, Cantini F, Boiardi L, Hunder GG. Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant-cell arteritis. N Engl J Med. 2002 Jul 25;347(4):261-71. PMID: 12140303