Pericarditis Revealing Large Vessel Vasculitis

  title={Pericarditis Revealing Large Vessel Vasculitis},
  author={Bruno S Couturier and Val{\'e}rie Huyge and Muhammad Shahnawaz Soyfoo},
  booktitle={ISRN rheumatology},
Large vessels vasculitis and more specifically, Giant cell arteritis, is characterized by increased inflammatory markers, headaches and altered clinical status. Diagnosis is confirmed by biopsy of temporal arteries showing the presence of granuloma and vasculitis. We hereby report the case of a patient presenting initially as pericarditis and revealing large vessel vasculitis using FDG-PET.