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The use of the color Doppler ultrasonography in the diagnosis and monitoring of an atypical case of giant-cell arteritis

Nádia Martins, Joaquim Polido-Pereira, Ana Maria Rodrigues, Fátima Soares, Paulo Batista, José Alberto Pereira da Silva
Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa 2015 November 16
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Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) is a large vessels vasculitis that is typically characterised by headache, scalp tenderness, jaw claudication and visual disturbances. Temporal arteries color Doppler ultrasonography (CDUS) is a sensitive and non-invasive image technique used in the diagnosis of this disease. This work highlights the importance of CDUS in the diagnostic workup of GCA and also demonstrates it´s usefullness in the evaluation and documentation of the response to corticosteroids therapy in an atypical case of ACG.

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