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Temporal Artery Biopsy Following Duplex Ultrasonography Indications

Purpose:

To determine if a temporal artery biopsy should be performed on a patient with possible temporal arterities based on the study of Alberts and Mosen.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

imaging studies, laboratory tests, other testing

ICD-10:

M31.5, M3.6

Description:

Alberts and Mosen listed indications for when to perform a temporal artery biopsy following duplex ultrasonography. The need for temporal artery biopsy is much less if high quality ultrasonography is available. The authors are from Kaiser Permanente Northwest in Vancouver, Washington.

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