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Risk Factors for Giant Cell Arteritis in Women

Purpose:

To evaluate a woman for the risk of giant cell arteritis based on the risk factors of Larsson et al.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

imaging studies, laboratory tests, other testing, differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags

ICD-10:

M31.5, M3.6

Description:

Larsson et al identified risk factors for giant cell arteritis in women. These can help identify women who may be candidates for temporal artery biopsy. The authors are from Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Goteborg, Sweden.

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