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June 1970

Temporal Arteritis: II. Electron Microscopic Study on Consecutive Biopsies

Author Affiliations

From the Howe Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Harvard University Medical School, and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston. Dr. Reinecke is now with the Albany Medical College, Albany, NY.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;83(6):692-697. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990030692003

Consecutive biopsies were studied electron microscopically on three temporal arteritis patients. All biopsies showed a combination of pathological changes of various stages of the disease with confirmation of the smooth muscle cell involvement. Biopsies obtained in the clinically acute periods showed inflammatory elements predominantly. Later biopsies of the same patient showed granulomatous reactions and muscular regeneration.

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