Published: 17 February 2021
Author(s): Hélène Greigert, Marianne Zeller, Alain Putot, Eric Steinmetz, Béatrice Terriat, Maud Maza, Nicolas Falvo, Géraldine Muller, Louis Arnould, Catherine Creuzot-Garcher, André Ramon, Laurent Martin, Georges Tarris, Tibor Ponnelle, Sylvain Audia, Bernard Bonnotte, Yves Cottin, Maxime Samson
Issue: July 2021
Section: Original article

Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is the most frequent vasculitis in adults over 50 years. It is a granulomatous large-vessel vasculitis mainly involving the aorta and cranial arteries [1–3]. Clinical signs of GCA include nonspecific symptoms related to systemic inflammation such as asthenia and fever, and ischemic symptoms that are triggered by vascular remodeling of the affected arteries, leading to arterial stenosis [4] and ischemic complications such as headache, anterior ischemic optic neuropathy or stroke [5–7].


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