J Rheum Dis 2016; 23(6): 396-400  
Case of Brain Biopsy Proven Giant Cell Arteritis
Ho Hyun Park1, Seung Heon Kang1, Sang Hoon Park1, Jae-Sung Park2, Bon San Koo3
Departments of 1Internal Medicine and 2Neurosurgery, 3Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Konkuk University College of Medicine, Chungju, Korea
Correspondence to: Bon San Koo, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Konkuk University College of Medicine, 268, Chungwon-daero, Chungju 27478, Korea. E-mail:koobonsan@gmail.com
Received: May 24, 2016; Revised: September 5, 2016; Accepted: September 5, 2016; Published online: December 31, 2016.
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Abstract
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is categorized as vasculitis of the large and medium-sized vessels. Visual loss is one potential consequence of cranial arteritis. Temporal artery biopsies are performed frequently to demonstrate the involvement of arteritis. On the other hand, cerebral artery involvement with pathological findings is not well documented in patients with GCA. We report a rare case of GCA with cerebral vessel involvement in a 76-year-old woman.
Keywords: Giant cell arteritis, Cerebral artery, Vasculitis


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