Giant Cell Arteritis.

  title={Giant Cell Arteritis.},
  author={Gary S. Hoffman},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={165 9},
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects medium-sized and large arteries, most typically the aortic arch and its primary and distal branch vessels (1). GCA is the most common form of vasculitis in older adults but is rare in persons younger than 50 years. Women are affected 2 to 3 times more than men. The absence of an identifiable cause and dramatic improvement with corticosteroid therapy has led to the presumption that GCA is an autoimmune disease… CONTINUE READING


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