Disease Information for Aortitis, giant cell

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Brachial pulse decreased
Bruit, chest
Leg BP low/arm BP high
Pulse pressure decreased/narrow/Parvus pulse
Thigh claudication
Unequal blood pressures/different arms
Weak/Weak as a kitten (symptom)
Stroke syndrome/signs
Constitutional symptoms
Enervated/extreme acute fatigue
Weakness
Weakness non-neuromuscular/systemic
Amaurosis fugats/transient blindness-vision loss
Fleeting Blindness
Transient Blindness One Eye
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Fever and High Sed Rate
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Very High Sed Rate
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
C-reactive protein (Lab)
Highly sensitive CRP (LAB)
Interleukin-6/IL-6 levels (Lab)
Sed Rate/ESR/Sedimentation rate (Lab)
Serum Amyloid A (SSA)
Diagnostic Test Results
Pathology
BX/Artery Biopsy/Vasculitis/arterial wall
PATH/Granulomatous inflammation/large vessels/vasa v.
PATH/Granulomatous vasculitis
PATH/Granulomatous tissue/specimen
X-RAY
Xray/Aortic pulsations decreased/fluoroscopy
Xray/Aortic pulsations/decreased thoracic/fluoroscopy
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Optic neuritis
Takayasu's pulseless aortitis syndrome
Associated Disease & Complications
Aorta rupture, thoracic spontaneous
Aortic arch syndrome
Aortic regurgitation
Aortitis
Aortitis, Giant cell
Brachial/axillary artery occlusion
CVA Vascular disorders causes
Dissecting aortic aneurysm
Granulomatous Vasculitis
Renal vasculitis
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Aorta involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Cardiovascular (category)
CLASS/Thoracic aortic involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Vascular Large Vessel Disorder
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Large Vessel Vasculitis
Pathophysiology/Regional vasculitis/Arteritis
Pathophysiology/Granulomatous arteritis
Process
PROCESS/Allergy/collagen/autoimmune (category)
PROCESS/Allergy/inflammatory/granulomatous disorder (ex).
PROCESS/Inflammatory/Granulomatous disease (ex)
PROCESS/Inflammatory/Vascular/venous/phlebitis (ex)
PROCESS/Granulomatous Disease
Synonyms
Synonym
Aortic Arteritis Giant Cell, Aortitides Giant Cell, Aortitis Giant Cell, Arteritis Giant Cell Horton's, Giant Cell Aortic Arteritis, Giant Cell Aortitides, Giant Cell Aortitis, Synonym/Giant Cell Arteritis
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Corticosteroid (Cortisone)
Definition
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NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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