Journal article

A case of biopsy-negative temporal arteritis--diagnostic challenges.

David van der Straaten, Mariolyn Rajakulenthiran, Penny A McKelvie, Justin O'Day

Surv Ophthalmol | Published : 2004

Abstract

A patient with systemic symptoms but no visual loss was investigated for suspected giant cell arteritis. Initial temporal artery biopsy was reported as negative; however, she returned with visual loss 2 months later, and the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis was confirmed with a subsequent biopsy. In hindsight, signs suggestive of the disease were present in the original biopsy, although the usual diagnostic features were absent.

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