The clinical utility of high resolution magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis: a critically appraised topic.

@article{Khoury2008TheCU,
  title={The clinical utility of high resolution magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis: a critically appraised topic.},
  author={Julie A Khoury and Joseph M Hoxworth and Mehrdad Mazlumzadeh and Kay E. Wellik and Dean M. Wingerchuk and Bart M. Demaerschalk},
  journal={The neurologist},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={330-5}
}
BACKGROUND Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a relatively common form of systemic vasculitis, known for its predisposition to affect extracranial branches of the carotid artery and associated potential for causing visual loss and stroke. Neurologists need to be vigilant for this disorder, diagnose it early, and institute effective corticosteroid therapy. The differential diagnosis can be broad. Unfortunately, all clinical and laboratory features of GCA are limited by either low sensitivity or low… CONTINUE READING