E. D. KILBOURNE, M.D.; H. G. WOLFF, M.D., F.A.C.P.
"Temporal arteritis" is a rare, febrile, self-limited disease of variable duration and unknown etiology. It afflicts the aged of both sexes and is characterized by painful inflammation of the temporal arteries and the general systemic signs and symptoms of malaise, weight loss, anorexia, fever, sweating, and weakness. Since 1932, when Horton, Magath, and Brown first described this symptom complex as an entity, 20 case reports have appeared in the literature. The identity of this disease has been challenged by several authors, notably by Jennings, who states that temporal arteritis cannot be differentiated from periarteritis nodosa. Indeed, in the New York
KILBOURNE ED, WOLFF HG. CRANIAL ARTERITIS: A CRITICAL EVALUATION OF THE SYNDROME OF "TEMPORAL ARTERITIS" WITH REPORT OF A CASE(CRANIAL ARTERITIS: A CRITICAL EVALUATION OF THE SYNDROME OF "TEMPORAL ARTERITIS" WITH REPORT OF A CASE*). Ann Intern Med. 1946;24:1–10. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-24-1-1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;24(1):1-10.
Giant Cell Arteritis/Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Neurology, Rheumatology, Vasculitides.
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