J Neuroophthalmol 2020 12;40(4):450-456
School of Medicine (LDS), Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon; Department of Biostatistics (BAMP-E), Oregon Health & Science University-Portland State University School of Public Health, Portland, Oregon; Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology (KMW), Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon; Department of Ophthalmology (KMW), VA Portland Health Care System, Portland, Oregon; and Department of Neurology (KMW), Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon.
Background: Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is the most common systemic vasculitis in the American population older than 50 years and is a sight-threatening and life-threatening disease. It is definitively diagnosed with a temporal artery biopsy. Although there are many studies focusing on the clinical presentation and laboratory values in diagnosing GCA in the general population, studies focusing on the veteran population are lacking. Read More