Publications by authors named "Mika Hosai"

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Temporal arteritis as an initial manifestation of eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis: a case report and a literature review.

Mod Rheumatol Case Rep 2021 Mar 15:1-7. Epub 2021 Mar 15.

Department of Rheumatology, Hiroshima City Hiroshima Citizens Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan.

A 79-year-old woman was admitted for suspected giant cell arteritis (GCA). She had suffered from dizziness, headache, jaw claudication and visual disturbance. Her medical history included bronchial asthma and parasinusitis. Her superficial temporal arteries were markedly enlarged with tenderness. Laboratory data showed eosinophilia (6968/┬ÁL) and a positive result of myeloperoxidase-ANCA. A histological examination of the biopsied artery revealed granulomatous inflammation consisting of lymphocytes and eosinophils with a multinucleated giant cell. Her conditions met both the criteria for GCA and eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA). We finally considered that she had temporal arteritis as an initial manifestation of EGPA after a comprehensive literature review. To our knowledge, this is the first case in which temporal arteritis with a giant cell developed as an initial and sole manifestation of EGPA.
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