Extracranial Granulomatous Arteritis (Giant Cell Arteritis)

Sandeep Randhawa, Gregory P. Van Stavern

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Neurology
Subtitle of host publicationA Clinical Approach
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781405157384
StatePublished - May 18 2010


  • Extracranial granulomatous arteritis - giant cell arteritis (GCA)
  • GCA - necrotizing granulomatous arteritis
  • GCA mean age presentation - 71 years
  • GCA systemic inflammation symptoms - temporal headache
  • GCA systemic inflammatory response
  • GCA vessel-wall infiltrates - macrophages inappropriate activation
  • Neuro-ophthalmic manifestations - GCA patients with eye pain
  • Pathogenesis - GCA affecting posterior ciliary arteries (PCA)

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