Female genital tract giant cell arteritis associated with occult temporal arteritis

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

JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, cilt.23, ss.393-395, 1996 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 1996
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.393-395


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.