Female genital tract giant cell arteritis associated with occult temporal arteritis

Inanc M., Gul A., Tuzlali S., Buyru F., Konice M., Aral O., ...More

JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.23, no.2, pp.393-395, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.393-395
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Giant cell arteritis (GCA) of the female genital tract has been described as an incidental finding, but associated temporal arteritis (TA) has been rarely reported. We describe a case of female genital tract GCA associated with occult giant cell TA, which in the absence of cranial symptoms was confirmed by a random temporal artery biopsy. The patient remains asymptomatic at 12 month followup after treatment with prednisolone and azathioprine.