Amaurosis fugax with elevated acute phase proteins

Tappeiner, Christoph; Wolf, Sebastian; Trittibach, Peter (2007). Amaurosis fugax with elevated acute phase proteins. Praxis - schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin, 96(41), pp. 1593-1594. Bern: Huber 10.1024/1661-8157.96.41.1593

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Case report of a 66-year-old woman with episodes of amaurosis fugax and hemicranic headache with otherwise normal ophthalmologic and neurological examinations and normal imaging. While ESR was in the normal range for patient's age, acute phase proteins (C-reactive protein and fibrinogen) were elevated. Giant cell arteritis was proved by temporal artery biopsy. Giant cell arteritis should be considered as an important differential diagnosis of amaurosis fugax even in patients with normal ESR. Acute phase protein testing can give relevant diagnostic information.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ophthalmology

UniBE Contributor:

Tappeiner, Christoph; Wolf, Sebastian and Trittibach, Peter

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1661-8157

ISBN:

17987930

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Christoph Tappeiner

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:55

Last Modified:

17 Mar 2015 22:02

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/1661-8157.96.41.1593

PubMed ID:

17987930

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/23610 (FactScience: 42874)

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