Advertisement

Biopsy negative giant cell arteritis–Revised diagnostic criteria: Giant cell arteritis diagnostic criteria

      Abstract

      Background

      Diagnosis of giant cell arteritis has traditionally relied on demonstration of pathologic changes on temporal artery biopsy.

      Method

      To highlight recent advances in large vessel imaging resulting in revised diagnostic criteria for giant cell arteritis.

      Conclusion

      We call attention to the revised diagnostic criteria imaging evidence of extracranial large vessel thickening as an alternative to temporal artery biopsy in diagnosis of giant cell arteritis in a patient with heralding anterior fornix infarct.

      Keywords

      To read this article in full you will need to make a payment

      Purchase one-time access:

      Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
      One-time access price info
      • For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
      • For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'

      Subscribe:

      Subscribe to Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
      Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
      Already an online subscriber? Sign in
      Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect

      References

        • Wiberg F
        • Naderi N
        • Mohammad AJ
        • Turesson C.
        Evaluation of revised classification criteria for giant cell arteritis and its clinical phenotypes.
        Rheumatology (Oxford). 2022; 61: 383-387
        • Moudgil SS
        • Azzouz M
        • Al-Azzaz A
        • Haut M
        • Guttmann L.
        Amnesia due to fornix infarction.
        Stroke. 2000; 31: 1418-1419
        • Murr N
        • Thaisetthawatkul P
        • Helvey J
        • Fayad P.
        Selective infarction of the anterior genu fornicies associated with giant cell arteritis.
        J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2012; 21: 327-329
        • Dejaco C
        • Duftner C
        • Buttgereit F
        • Matteson EL
        • Desgupta B.
        The spectrum of giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica: revisiting the concept of the disease.
        Rheumatology. 2017; 56: 506-515
        • Lariviere D
        • Sacre K
        • Klein I
        • Hyafil F
        • Choudat L
        • Chauveheid M-P
        • Papo T.
        Extra- and intracranial cerebral vasculitis in giant cell arteritis.
        Medicine. 2014; https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000000265
        • Berthod PE
        • Aho-Glele S
        • Ornetti P
        • Chevallier D
        • Devilliero H
        • Ricolfi F
        • Bonnotte B
        • Loffroy R
        • Samson M.
        CT analysis of the aorta in giant-cell arteritis: a case study.
        Eur Radiol. 2018; 28: 3676-3684
        • Rubenstein E
        • Maldini C
        • Gonzalez-Chiappe S
        • Chevret S
        • Mahr A.
        Sensitivity of temporal artery biopsy in the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis.
        Rheumatology. 2020; 59: 1011-1020
        • Narvaez J.
        • Bernad B
        • Roig-Vilaseeca D
        • Garcia-Gomez C
        • Gomez-Vaquero C
        • Juanola X
        • Rodriguez-Moreno J
        • Nolla JM
        • Valverde J.
        Influence of previous corticosteroid therapy on temporal artery biopsy yield in giant cell arteritis.
        Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2007; 37: 13-19
        • Dejaco C
        • Dutner C
        • Buttgereit F
        • Matteson EL
        • Dasgupta B.
        The spectrum of giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica: revisiting the concept of the disease.
        Rheumatology. 2017; 56: 506-515
        • De Souza AWS
        • de Carvalho JF.
        Diagnostic and classification criteria of Takayasu arteritis.
        J Autoimmun. 2014; 48-49: 79-83