Giant cell arteritis associated with rheumatoid arthritis monitored by magnetic resonance angiography

Seishi Harada, Fumihiro Mitsunobu, Fumiko Kodama, Yasuhiro Hosaki, Takashi Mifune, Hirofumi Tsugeno, Makoto Okamoto, Masahiro Yamamura, Hirofumi Makino, Yoshiro Tanizaki

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Abstract

A 57-year-old Japanese woman with well controlled rheumatoid arthritis visited our hospital with a severe bitemporal headache and marked Fatigue. Based on the classification criteria by the American College of Rheumatology, she was diagnosed as having giant cell arteritis. Magnetic resonance (MR) angiography was performed, from which stenotic changes in the bilateral superficial temporal arteries were strongly suspected. Corticosteroid therapy was quickly started. The patient followed an uneventful course with no complications. Therapeutic effect was confirmed by MR angiographic findings obtained 4 weeks after the initiation of therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)675-678
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume38
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1999

Keywords

  • Temporal arteritis
  • Vasculitis syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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    Harada, S., Mitsunobu, F., Kodama, F., Hosaki, Y., Mifune, T., Tsugeno, H., Okamoto, M., Yamamura, M., Makino, H., & Tanizaki, Y. (1999). Giant cell arteritis associated with rheumatoid arthritis monitored by magnetic resonance angiography. Internal Medicine, 38(8), 675-678. https://doi.org/10.2169/internalmedicine.38.675