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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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 & Rheumatism
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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