Giant cell arteritis (Horton's disease) of the axillary artery--case reports.


The authors recently observed 2 elderly female patients with ischemic pain of the upper extremity as the first manifestation of giant cell arteritis. They presented with rest pain of both upper extremities and even gangrene of the thumb in 1 case. Subclavian and radial pulses were absent while peripheral pulses in the lower limbs were preserved. The… (More)


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