AB0697 Giant cell arteritis with normal inflammatory markers at diagnosis

@inproceedings{SolansLaqu2018AB0697GC,
  title={AB0697 Giant cell arteritis with normal inflammatory markers at diagnosis},
  author={Roser Solans-Laqu{\'e} and Eduardo Fonseca and Bruno Escalante and Aleida Mart{\'i}nez-Zapico and Germ{\'a}n Vincent Fraile and Maria-Cristina P{\'e}rez-Conesa and Mohammad Abdilla and M. Prada Monteagudo},
  year={2018}
}
Background GCA is an inflamatory vasculitis affecting medium and large-sized arteries, that can result in arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy. C-reactive protein (CRP) level and erythocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) are usually elevated at GCA diagnosis, but inflammatory-marker negative disease does occur. Objectives To analyse the clinical and histological findings of patients with biopsy-proven GCA and negative inflammatory-markers at diagnosis. Methods multicenter-longitudinal… CONTINUE READING

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