Temporal artery biopsy...who needs one?

  title={Temporal artery biopsy...who needs one?},
  author={C. G. Davies and Britt-marie Frost and O Eshan and Alexander D Mclain and Ahmed A. Shandall},
  journal={Postgraduate medical journal},
  volume={82 969},
OBJECTIVE To review a 10 year period of temporal artery biopsies, using the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 1990 criteria: a five point scoring system for the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis (GCA). DESIGN Population based, retrospective cohort analysis. SETTING One district general hospital in the United Kingdom, over one decade. PARTICIPANTS All patients who underwent temporal artery biopsy from July 1994 to June 2004. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES ACR score and temporal artery biopsy… CONTINUE READING
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