Severe anemia as the presenting manifestation of giant cell arteritis

L. Michael Weiss, Emilio Gonzalez, Stephen B. Miller, Carlos A. Agudelo

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Abstract

Giant cell (temporal, cranial) arteritis (GCA) is usually confirmed in patients presenting with classic features. Those who present with atypical features often undergo prolonged evaluations until a diagnosis is established. Severe anemia as an initial manifestation of GCA has rarely been described. We describe herein 2 patients with biopsy-proven GCA who presented with severe anemia and significant weight loss, which corrected after corticosteroid therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)434-436
Number of pages3
JournalArthritis and Rheumatism
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Giant Cell Arteritis
Anemia
Giant Cells
Weight Loss
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Biopsy
Therapeutics

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  • Immunology
  • Rheumatology

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Severe anemia as the presenting manifestation of giant cell arteritis. / Weiss, L. Michael; Gonzalez, Emilio; Miller, Stephen B.; Agudelo, Carlos A.

In: Arthritis and Rheumatism, Vol. 38, No. 3, 03.1995, p. 434-436.

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Weiss, L. Michael ; Gonzalez, Emilio ; Miller, Stephen B. ; Agudelo, Carlos A. / Severe anemia as the presenting manifestation of giant cell arteritis. In: Arthritis and Rheumatism. 1995 ; Vol. 38, No. 3. pp. 434-436.
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