Temporal arteritis treatment with steroids

If the temporal or other artery biopsies reveal no evidence of arteritis but if clinical suspicion of GCA remains strong, glucocorticoid treatment should be continued [ 1 ]. Even with optimal bilateral temporal artery biopsy performance, false-negative results occur in at least 9 percent of GCA cases and probably in even higher percentages in most settings [ 4 ]. The therapeutic regimen for GCA is somewhat different than that for patients who are believed to have only polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). In general, the treatment of PMR requires lower doses of glucocorticoids. (See "Diagnosis of giant cell (temporal) arteritis", section on 'Temporal artery biopsy' and "Treatment of polymyalgia rheumatica" and 'Glucocorticoid tapering' below.)

Temporal arteritis treatment with steroids

temporal arteritis treatment with steroids

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