Giant cell arteritis with low erythrocyte sedimentation rate: frequency of occurence in a population-based study.

@article{Salvarani2001GiantCA,
  title={Giant cell arteritis with low erythrocyte sedimentation rate: frequency of occurence in a population-based study.},
  author={Carlo Salvarani and Gene G. Hunder},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2001},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={140-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of a low erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) in patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA) and evaluate their clinical features in a defined population. METHODS A total of 167 patients with GCA were identified in the population of Olmsted County, Minnesota, between the years 1950 and 1998 using methods described in previous studies. All fulfilled American College of Rheumatology criteria for GCA. RESULTS In 9 of the 167 patients the ESR was less than 40… CONTINUE READING