Severe giant cell arteritis associated with essential thrombocythaemia.

Massimo Montalto, Antonio Grieco, Giovanni Battista Gasbarrini, Marco Biolato, Antonella Gallo, Simona Racco, Raffaele Manna, M. Biolato, A. Gallo, S. Racco, G. Marrone, R. Manna, G. Gasbarrini

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Abstract

Giant-cell arteritis (GCA) is a chronic vasculitis of the elderly usually involving the ophthalmic arteries, which can result in visual loss. High platelet counts may have some pathogenic significance in the obstruction of the ophthalmic circulation and a few cases of associated essential thrombocythaemia and GCA have been described. Here we report a case of severe temporal arteritis associated with essential thrombocythaemia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1271-1274
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
Volume23
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • arteritis
  • thrombocytemia

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