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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].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: Case Reports ; English Abstract ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
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.
Expert Testimony, Female, Giant Cell Arteritis/diagnosis, Giant Cell Arteritis/etiology, Headache/complications, Humans, Middle Aged
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