Subtotal tongue necrosis in delayed diagnosed giant-cell arteritis: a case report.

@article{Biebl2004SubtotalTN,
  title={Subtotal tongue necrosis in delayed diagnosed giant-cell arteritis: a case report.},
  author={Matthias Biebl and Beate Hugl and Lydia Posch and Alexandar Tzankov and Florian Weber and Reinhold Perkmann and Gustav Fraedrich},
  journal={American journal of otolaryngology},
  year={2004},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={438-41}
}
Giant-cell arteritis (GCA) is a chronic systemic vasculitis of large- and medium-sized vessels, mainly affecting elderly patients. Headache, vision impairment, jaw claudication, and scalp tenderness are common symptoms. However, diagnosis can be difficult because GCA can affect almost every vascular pathway and lead to a variety of possible manifestations. We report the case of a belated diagnosed GCA, resulting in nearly complete necrosis of the mobile part of the tongue, visual impairment… CONTINUE READING

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