DANIEL C. LOVE, M.D.; JEFFREY RAPKIN, M.D.; G. ROBERT LESSER, M.D.; BARRY M. SHMOOKLER, M.D.; MARTIN P. KOLSKY, M.D.; BILLY JACKSON, M.D.; WERNER F. BARTH, M.D.
Temporal arteritis is considered rare in blacks. In 1977, Healy and Wilske (1) noted that whites had a strong predilection for giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica and that no cases had been reported in other races. Since then, 17 biopsy-proven cases have been reported in blacks (2-16). After seeing several black patients with temporal arteritis at our institution, we reviewed the medical records of several hospitals serving large urban populations and found 17 additional biopsy-proven cases.
Case histories of temporal arteritis in blacks were found in The Washington Hospital Center (eight patients) and Howard University Hospital (one patient) in
LOVE DC, RAPKIN J, LESSER GR, SHMOOKLER BM, KOLSKY MP, JACKSON B, et al. Temporal Arteritis in Blacks. Ann Intern Med. ;105:387–389. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-3-387
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(3):387-389.
Giant Cell Arteritis/Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Neurology, Rheumatology, Vasculitides.
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