Role of imaging studies in the diagnosis and evaluation of giant cell arteritis in Japanese: Report of eight cases

Akio Morinobu, Goh Tsuji, Shimpei Kasagi, Jun Saegusa, Hiroki Hayashi, Takashi Nakazawa, Yoshinori Kogata, Kenta Misaki, Keisuke Nishimura, Sho Sendo, Natsuko Miura, Seiji Kawano, Shunichi Kumagai

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The objective of this study is to clarify the characteristics and imaging results of Japanese patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA). Eight patients with biopsyproven GCA were enrolled. Their clinical data and imaging results were retrospectively examined from their medical records. All the patients met the criteria for the classification of GCA by the American College of Rheumatology. Although the clinical manifestations are similar to those previously reported, none of the eight patients presented ocular symptoms, and half of them presented jaw claudication. Ultrasonography (US) of temporal artery showed the halo sign in all the patients. Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) was performed in four patients and indicated the presence of aortitis of the patients. US is a quick and noninvasive test to detect inflammation of temporal artery, and FDG-PET is very helpful for early diagnosis of aortitis in GCA. Awareness of the disease and appropriate imaging tests will result in diagnosis of GCA.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)391-396
ページ数6
ジャーナルModern Rheumatology
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DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 08-2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Rheumatology

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