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December 1976

Active Giant Cell Arteritis With Cerebral Involvement: Findings Following Four Years of Corticosteroid Therapy

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology and Visual Science (Drs Fulton, Jampol, Keltner, and Albert) and Medicine (Dr Lee), Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn. Dr Albert is now with the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston. Dr Keltner is now with the University of California School of Medicine, Davis.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1976;94(12):2068-2071. doi:10.1001/archopht.1976.03910040728004

• A patient had continued active giant cell arteritis proved on biopsy four years after the initial diagnosis of temporal arteritis. The patient had had erythrocyte sedimentation rates within the normal range and had been receiving corticosteroids without interruption for four years. Central nervous system symptoms occurred three and four years after the initial diagnosis.