Aspectos Clínicos da Arterite Temporal The Horton’s disease, also known as giant cells arteritis (GCA), temporal arteritis or cranial arteritis (1) (2), is a chronic . arteritis, and temporal arteritis) is the most common of the systemic vasculitides . Groupe de Recherche sur l’Artérite à Cellules Géantes. RESUMO – É raro doença encéfalo-vascular como primeira manifestação de arterite temporal. Relatamos dois casos, nos quais o diagnóstico emergiu da.

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Andrews’ Diseases of the Skin: If the histology result is negative, wrterite should follow the algorithm introduced by Hellman and Hunder [ 3 ]. Tapering may require two or more years. Mean values of parameters such as lumen systolic diameter and maximum systolic velocity, measured at three anatomical points as described in Materials and methods, were not significantly different between patients with suspected GCA and age- and gender-matched controls data not shown.

Temporal artery biopsy was not performed in control subjects.

Notably, halo signs disappeared in all 18 patients who were diagnosed with GCA within a mean of 22 days after initiation of corticosteroid treatment. Another medications category that may be implemented is that of immunosuppressors, which suppress key-factors involved in the immunologic reaction; the two choice drugs are azathioprine and methotrexate 1.

What Is Giant Cell Arteritis?

The systemic symptoms include fever, adynamia, inapetency, weight loss and unspecific myalgias, mainly in the morning, with rigidity of the neck and the musculature of the pelvic and shoulder girdle 8, 9as well as night sudoresis and anorexia 5. Rheumatology Diseases of the eye and adnexa Medical emergencies Neurological disorders Steroid-responsive inflammatory conditions Vascular-related cutaneous conditions. Other diseases associated with temporal arteritis are systemic lupus erythematosusrheumatoid arthritisand severe infections.


A arterite temporal AT pode causar diversos comprometimentos do sistema nervoso. Mostly important among all changes is the granulomatous inflammatory process in several focuses with the presence of lymphocytic, histiocytes and epitheliod cells along the elastic lamina and involving the medium and adventitious layers.

At follow-up CDS examinations performed at 2 and 4 weeks after initiation of corticosteroid treatment for GCA, halos disappeared in all 18 patients 9 yemporal 9, respectively. Artterite parallel with the diagnostic work-up required for these patients, a baseline CDS of the temporal arteries was performed prior to the initiation of treatment.

Several autoimmune mechanisms are related and they cause the arterial inflammatory process. Wegener’s granulomatosis associated with vasculitis of the temporal artery: Women have from 2 to 6 times more chances to be affected than men 1probably due to hormonal factors; however we observed that the female sex prevalence is associated with the rheumatic polymialgia and not in its pure form 5.

Predictors of recurrent ischemic optic neuropathy in giant cell arteritis. Another drug that may also be used is metylprednisolon 2.

Giant-cell arteritis

The cause is unknown. Magnitude do Problema do AVC. Color Doppler sonography of the temporal arteries in arteriite cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica. Unilateral temporal artery biopsy was then performed in patients with suspected GCA, which was directed to a particular arterial segment in case a halo was detected in CDS. Systemic lupus erythematosus Subacute bacterial endocarditis Rheumatoid arthritis.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Temporal Arteritis. These studies suggested that the presence of the halo sign that is, a dark area around the vessel lumen probably due to arterial trmporal edema is highly specific for GCA.

Therefore, this condition is considered a medical emergency. Vasculitis of the internal carotid artery in Wegener’s granulomatosis: The disease doesn’t have preference for racial type, but is slightly higher in Caucasians, specially Scandinavian descendents, which probably relates to the distribution of the HLA-DR4 antigen among the races.


The history disclosed temporal headache and the examination showed inflammation in temporal artery. Neurologic disease in biopsy-proven giant cell temporal arteritis.

Clinical Aspects of the Temporal Arteritis

Support Center Support Center. Blood-flow abnormal parameters temporal artery diameter, peak systolic blood-flow velocities, stenoses, occlusions were common in GCA and non-GCA patients, as well trmporal in healthy and atherosclerotic disease-control, elderly subjects. Systemic vasculitis M30—M31 A stronger knowledge about the beginning, development and diagnosis of the temporal arteritis will contribute for the treatment evolution and possibility arterihe more satisfactory prognoses.

Although an inflammatory wall thickening was evident along the whole length of a particular branch in some cases, a segmental, patchy appearance of distinct, well-defined halos length ranging between 5 and 15 mm was evident in CDS.

Transfusion-associated graft versus host disease. Histology results were obtained in all 22 Arterlte patients and in 27 of 33 non-GCA patients, but because all 18 positive biopsies in GCA patients were directed to a particular arterial segment after obtaining the CDS results, the true value tempral the temporal artery biopsy alone for the diagnosis of GCA could not be estimated in our patients.

Flow velocity was lower at halo sites in many patients. Symptoms such as jaw claudication and diplopia significantly increase the probability to diagnose GCA [ 1617 ].