Current advances in giant cell arteritis.

Kaushik, Megha, Ponte, Cristina and Mollan, Susan P (2020) Current advances in giant cell arteritis. Current opinion in neurology. ISSN 1473-6551.

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The aim of this study was to present the latest advances in giant cell arteritis (GCA) care, and recent national and international rheumatology societies guidance which influences clinical practice.


Cranial ultrasound reduces diagnostic delay and improves clinical outcomes. Immediate high dose glucocorticoids remain the standard treatment for GCA. Controlled trial evidence using Tocilizumab, an interleukin-6 receptor antagonist, shows good clinical efficacy with steroid-sparing effects.


Improved patient outcomes require formalizing pathways to diagnosis and closer liaison with rheumatology for long-term management with second-line therapies.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WL Nervous system. Neurology
WW Eyes. Ophthalmology
Divisions: Ambulatory Care > Ophthalmology
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Depositing User: Mrs Caroline Tranter
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2020 13:46
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2021 10:32

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