JAUME VILLALTA, M.D.; TERESA ESTRACH, M.D.
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To the editor: Although temporal arteritis characteristically involves one or more branches of the carotid artery, the disease may be widespread and may affect virtually any medium or large artery. Clinically it has been compared with syphilis and tuberculosis because of its wide spectrum of clinical presentations, and only advanced age and accelerated erythrocyte sedimentation rate are usual features in the clinical picture (1). We report a peculiar case of temporal arteritis affecting a young man with a normal erythrocyte sedimentation rate and a necrotic ulcer in his finger.
A 32-year-old man presented with a swollen zone on his right
VILLALTA J, ESTRACH T. Temporal Arteritis with Normal Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate. Ann Intern Med. ;103:808. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-103-5-808_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;103(5):808.
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