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Giant-cell Arteritis Producing an Aortic Arch Syndrome

Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(3):578-582. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-66-3-578
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Patients with giant-cell arteritis (temporal or cranial arteritis) have long been recognized to have involvement of arteries other than the temporal arteries. Although typical lesions have been described occasionally in the aorta and the vessels of the aortic arch, occlusion of these vessels causing an aortic arch syndrome has been reported infrequently.

The present report describes a woman who had giant-cell arteritis and marked involvement of the thoracic aorta and its large branches.

CASE REPORT: A 65-year-old white housewife was first seen at the Mayo Clinic on November 19, 1965, for evaluation of weakness, malaise, anorexia, and fever of 1


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