Immunol Med 2019 Jun 30;42(2):94-98. Epub 2019 Aug 30.
Division of Metabolism and Biosystemic Science, Department of Medicine, Asahikawa Medical University , Hokkaido , Japan.
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a type of large vessel vasculitis, and it involves the aorta, large vessels and terminal branches of the external carotid artery, especially the temporal artery. Temporal artery biopsy is a simple tool for the diagnosis of vasculitis, however, the histopathological findings do not always differentiate between the small-vessel vasculitis and GCA. We report the case of 72-year-old male who initially had a clinical diagnosis of GCA, then in the course of treatment, diagnostic histopathological approach revealed the necrotizing vasculitis with bronchocentric granulomatosis in the inflammatory nodule of the lung. Read More