SIDNEY SCHULMAN, M.D.; DELBERT BERGENSTAL, Ph.D., M.D.
Temporal arteritis, an uncommon disease affecting patients over the age of 55 years, and chiefly women, is characterized clinically by general manifestations including malaise, muscular and joint pains, anorexia, loss of weight, low grade fever, anemia, mild leukocytosis and increased sedimentation rate, and by local symptoms in the form of extremely painful, tender and thickened superficial temporal arteries. In one-third or more of cases there is a significant degree of visual impairment—in some instances bilateral total blindness—from involvement of the retinal arteries. The disease is self-limited, with an average duration of seven to eight months and a range of two
SCHULMAN S, BERGENSTAL D. TREATMENT OF TEMPORAL ARTERITIS WITH CORTISONE: A CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. ;37:1088–1094. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-5-1088
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(5):1088-1094.
Giant Cell Arteritis/Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Neurology, Rheumatology, Vasculitides.
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