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Giant Cell Arteritis | Risk Factors for Cranial Ischemic Complications

Purpose:

To identify risk factors for cranial-ischemic complications in a patient with giant cell arteritis based on the study of Nesher et al.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

risk factors, prevention

ICD-10:

M31.5, M3.6

Description:

Nesher et al identified risk factors for cranial ischemic complications in a patient with giant cell arteritis. This can help identify a patient who may benefit from closer monitoring and more aggressive management. The authors are from Hadassah-Hebrew University and multiple medical centers in Israel.

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