Doppler ultrasound and giant cell arteritis
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Doppler ultrasound and giant cell arteritis

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Doppler ultrasound and giant cell arteritis

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dc.contributor.author Suelves Cogollos, Ana Marina es_ES
dc.contributor.author España Gregori, Enrique es_ES
dc.contributor.author Tembl, Jose es_ES
dc.contributor.author Rohrweck, Stephanie es_ES
dc.contributor.author Millán Salvador, José María es_ES
dc.contributor.author Díaz Llopis, Manuel es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-29T10:34:09Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-29T10:34:09Z
dc.date.issued 2010 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/44801
dc.description.abstract ObjectiveTo evaluate the utility of ultrasound in aiding the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis (GCA), in monitoring the response to corticotherapy, and in detecting early relapses.MethodsA pilot study, prospective, included 10 patients with suspected GCA. All patients underwent ultrasound examination of both temporal arteries before temporal artery biopsy (TAB), 3 weeks after starting treatment, and 3 months after diagnosis. For this study, the histological findings alone were used to define if patients were suffering from GCA. The findings on ultrasound were compared with the results of biopsy. The best place to perform TAB was observed by ultrasound.ResultsAll patients with positive biopsy were detected with ultrasound. No false positives were observed on ultrasound. The results presented give a sensibility, specificity, and positive predictive value of 100% for the use of ultrasound in the diagnosis of GCA. Two relapses were detected early by ultrasound during the follow-up.ConclusionsThis pilot study suggests that eco-doppler may be a useful tool in diagnosis and clinic follow-up in patients with suspected GCA. es_ES
dc.source Clinical Ophthalmology (Auckland, N.Z.) Vol. 4 pp. 1383-1384 es_ES
dc.subject giant cell arteritis es_ES
dc.subject ultrasound es_ES
dc.subject temporal artery biopsy es_ES
dc.subject optic nerve es_ES
dc.title Doppler ultrasound and giant cell arteritis es_ES
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.2147/OPTH.S13006 es_ES
dc.identifier.idgrec 063724 es_ES

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