Published: 14 November 2018
Author(s): L. Caudrelier, G. Moulis, M. Lapeyre-Mestre, L. Sailler, G. Pugnet
Section: Letter to the Editor

Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a rare form of large-vessel vasculitis which predominantly affects women over 50 years of age [1]. GCA usually involves granulomatous inflammation of the aorta and its major branches, with a predilection for extracranial branches of the carotid artery. The annual incidence rate per 100,000 inhabitants aged ≥50 years is between 5.8 and 20 in European countries [2].

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