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October 1977

Giant Cell Arteritis With Normal Sedimentation Rate

Author Affiliations

From the Neuro-Ophthalmology Department (Drs Kansu, Schatz, Corbett, and Savino), Wills Eye Hospital, and the Departments of Neurology (Drs Corbett and Schatz) and Ophthalmology (Dr Savino), Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia.

Arch Neurol. 1977;34(10):624-625. doi:10.1001/archneur.1977.00500220058009

• We report two elderly patients with normal erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and biopsy-confirmed giant cell arteritis. Because of the potentially disastrous consequences of undiagnosed giant cell arteritis, early treatment based on clinical diagnostic criteria is urged despite a normal ESR.