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[A 58-year-old Soldier with a History of Weight Loss and Exercise Intolerance].

Berner Reha Zentrum, Heiligenschwendi.
Praxis 10/2012; 101(22):1441-4. DOI: 10.1024/1661-8157/a001101
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT We report the case of a 58-years-old soldier with a history of movement related neck pain, weight loss and exercise intolerance. Blood tests presented signs of an inflammatory syndrome. The CT-scan showed extended thickening of the aortic wall characteristic for aortitis. The diagnosis of giant cell arteritis could be histologically confirmed by biopsy of the temporal arteries. Our case report emphasizes the importance of the various imaging modalities. We discuss the different forms of disease evolution and the treatment regimen.

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