Des céphalées, cinq avis spécialisés: les pièges diagnostiques pour la maladie de Horton [Headaches, five expert opinions: the pitfalls involved in the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis].

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serval:BIB_23777A120472
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
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Title
Des céphalées, cinq avis spécialisés: les pièges diagnostiques pour la maladie de Horton [Headaches, five expert opinions: the pitfalls involved in the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis].
Journal
Revue Médicale Suisse
Author(s)
Haftgoli N., Favrat B., Pécoud A., Cornuz J., Vu F.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2011
Volume
7
Number
319
Pages
2328-2331
Language
french
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Publication types: Case Reports ; English Abstract ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) (or Horton's disease) is a systemic disease affecting the vessels of medium and large sizes. The incidence increases with age (the disease develops rarely before age 50) and the etiology remains unknown. Clinical manifestations may vary (including asthenia, temporal headache, visual disturbances, etc.) and GCA can potentially lead to dramatic consequences (permanent loss of vision). Although some anomalies in the investigations may help in the diagnosis of GCA, research and confirmation of the diagnosis of GCA may be difficult, especially when the symptoms presented by patients are spread out in time and appear to be nonspecific at first.
Keywords
Expert Testimony, Female, Giant Cell Arteritis/diagnosis, Giant Cell Arteritis/etiology, Headache/complications, Humans, Middle Aged
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