[MRI-based diagnosis of giant cell arteritis]

Vetter, C; Bonél, H; Burkhard, V; Bielecki, J W; Müller, B U (2006). [MRI-based diagnosis of giant cell arteritis]. Praxis - schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin, 95(49), pp. 1919-24. Bern: Huber

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The giant cell arteritis and its symptoms are usually non-specific and accompanied with symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica. As complications of the giant cell arteritis ischemia, infarction or rupture of the damaged vessel can occur. We report on a 56-year-old female patient, who suffered for one year about weight loss, tiredness and intolerance as well as symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica. Gastroscopy and colonoscopy showed normal findings. In the context of the malignancy search we made a computer tomography and magnet resonance tomography. The data showed an enlargement and an enhancement of the aorta, which led us to the suspicion of a giant cell arteritis. We started immediately with a medical treatment. The biopsy of the arteries temporales supported histological the diagnosis.

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04 Oct 2013 14:47

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06 Dec 2013 13:42

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https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/19753 (FactScience: 2689)

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