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September 18, 2002

Diagnosing Temporal Arteritis—Reply

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Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2002;288(11):1352-1353. doi:10.1001/jama.288.11.1350

In Reply: I thank Dr Gilbert for adding the pearl that eyeball bruits can be a manifestation of TA, as well as atherothrombotic cerebrovasular disease1 and pituitary apoplexy.2 Gilbert also suggests that patients with TA may have elevated levels of α2- and β-globulins. One study of untreated patients found that the α2-globulins were elevated about as frequently (92%) as the ESR (96%).3

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