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Lethal Subarachnoid and Intracerebral Haemorrhage Associated with Temporal Arteritis. A Case Report

Abstract

Giant cell arteritis is a systemic inflammatory vasculitis, typically involving the superficial temporal arteries, but with possible ischemic and hemorrhagic cerebrovascular complications.

The case is reported of a patient with a clinical picture of giant cell arteritis, who had multiple occupational exposures to various infectious agents.

His initial favourable progress was followed by an atypical outcome. Despite immunosuppressive treatment, he developed fatal subarachnoid and intracerebral haemorrhages, possibly due to rupture of a microaneurysm of the posterior cerebral artery.

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Polymialgia Rheumatica, Giant Cell Arteritis or Both?

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Neurovascular Content of the Mandibular Canal and Its Clinical Relevance: A Literature Review of the Related Anatomical and Radiological Studies

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Chondroblastoma of the TMJ: Case Report

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IgG,kappa monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance with AL amyloidosis simulating giant cell arteritis

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The Attitudes of Students - Future Health Professionals Regarding Tobacco Usage

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Prevalence of Otitis Media in Okada Community, Edo State, Nigeria

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Genetic Variants in the Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase Gene in Egyptian Children with Conotruncal Heart Defects and their Mothers

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Fibrous Dysplasia of Craniomaxillofacial Bones - A Clinical Study of 18 Cases and Review of the Literature

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Signs of Bruxism and Temporomandibular Disorders among Patients with Bipolar Disorder

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