Disease pattern in cranial and large-vessel giant cell arteritis.

  title={Disease pattern in cranial and large-vessel giant cell arteritis.},
  author={Alexandra Brack and V{\'i}ctor Mart{\'i}nez-Taboada and Anthony W. Stanson and J{\"o}rg J Goronzy and Cornelia M Weyand},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  volume={42 2},
OBJECTIVE To identify variables that distinguish large-vessel giant cell arteritis (GCA) with subclavian/axillary/brachial artery involvement from cranial GCA. METHODS Seventy-four case patients with subclavian/axillary GCA diagnosed by angiography and 74 control patients with temporal artery biopsy-proven GCA without large vessel involvement matched for the date of first diagnosis were identified. Pertinent initial symptoms, time delay until diagnosis, and clinical symptoms, as well as… CONTINUE READING
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