Bilateral Giant Cell Temporal Arteritis – Case Report


Authors: Z. Drlík 1;  L. Pock 2;  L. Drlík 1
Authors‘ workplace: Dermatovenerologické oddělení, Nemocnice Šumperk a. s. prim. MUDr. Lubomír Drlík 1;  Bioptická laboratoř Plzeň, s. r. o. odborná vedoucí lékařka prof. MUDr. Alena Skálová, CSc. 2
Published in: Čes-slov Derm, 91, 2016, No. 6, p. 284-287
Category: Case Reports

Overview

The authors describe the case of a 74-year-old patient with polymyalgia rheumatica complicated by bilateral giant cell temporal arteritis with normal C-reactive protein level and erythrocyte sedimentation rate. The treatment with prednisone in initial dose of 60 mg per day and methorexate led to remission and prevented irreversible complications. The authors present an overview of current diagnostics and treatment of giant cell arteritis.

Key words:
giant cell arteritis – polymyalgia rheumatica – systemic corticosteroids


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