[Giant cell temporal arteritis with low blood sedimentation rate].

  • Farnaz Rouhani
  • Published 1984 in Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift


Attention is drawn to the existence of low erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) during the active phase of temporal arteritis. The author describes the results of a retrospective study on the ESR of 34 cases diagnosed at the University Hospital of Geneva: The average value was 80 mm after 1 hour, the ESR was under 40 mm in 4 patients (11%) of whom 1 (3%) had a ESR under 20 mm. These results are close to those obtained in 373 cases reviewed in the literature. Only biopsy-positive cases were selected.

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@article{Rouhani1984GiantCT, title={[Giant cell temporal arteritis with low blood sedimentation rate].}, author={Farnaz Rouhani}, journal={Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift}, year={1984}, volume={114 2}, pages={54-5} }