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

ArticleinPraxis 101(22):1441-4 · October 2012with3 Reads
DOI: 10.1024/1661-8157/a001101 · Source: PubMed

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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