WILLIAM A. KERN JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.
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To the editor: I have observed a syndrome of painful carotid artery in myself and in five patients during the past 2 years.
It first came to my attention 2 years ago when, at age 40, I developed a disagreeable pain in the right side of my neck, arising in a tender carotid artery in the region of the bifurcation. This tenderness lasted 5 days and subsided spontaneously. Five months later the pain recurred on the opposite side, with radiation of the deep aching pain to the jaw. There was no fever, carotid bruit, temporal artery pain, or headache; and
KERN WA. Painful Carotid Artery. Ann Intern Med. ;80:417. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-3-417_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(3):417.
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