Sherine E. Gabriel, MD, MSc; Gene G. Hunder, MD
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Gabriel S., Hunder G.; Giant Cell Arteritis. Ann Intern Med. 1996;124:928. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-124-10-199605150-00020
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1996;124(10):928.
We thank Dr. Fest and colleagues for their comments on our recently published article . Although we agree that their data do not prove a causal association between cytomegalovirus and giant cell arteritis, we are pleased that our paper, which suggested the provocative hypothesis that giant cell arteritis may have an infectious cause, has sparked renewed interest in research into the cause of this condition.
Sherine E. Gabriel, MD, MSc
Gene G. Hunder, MD
Rochester, MN 55905
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