Giant cell arteritis causes recurrent posterior circulation transient ischemic attacks which respond to corticosteroid

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A 67-year-old man presented with recurrent clinically diverse posterior circulation transient ischemic attacks which continued despite full anticoagulation. Giant cell arteritis was suspected because of a markedly elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and confirmed by temporal artery biopsy. Treatment with corticosteroids resulted in a prompt and enduring resolution of clinical symptoms. Giant cell arteritis may represent a treatable cause of posterior circulation transient ischemic attacks, uniquely responsive to corticosteroids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-100
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Neurology
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987

Fingerprint

Giant Cell Arteritis
Transient Ischemic Attack
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Temporal Arteries
Blood Sedimentation
Biopsy
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Ischemic attacks
  • Posterior circulation disease
  • Transient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

Cite this

@article{07bd1dd004434bf79adb904b963b0e10,
title = "Giant cell arteritis causes recurrent posterior circulation transient ischemic attacks which respond to corticosteroid",
abstract = "A 67-year-old man presented with recurrent clinically diverse posterior circulation transient ischemic attacks which continued despite full anticoagulation. Giant cell arteritis was suspected because of a markedly elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and confirmed by temporal artery biopsy. Treatment with corticosteroids resulted in a prompt and enduring resolution of clinical symptoms. Giant cell arteritis may represent a treatable cause of posterior circulation transient ischemic attacks, uniquely responsive to corticosteroids.",
keywords = "Giant cell arteritis, Ischemic attacks, Posterior circulation disease, Transient",
author = "Lipton, {Richard B.} and Daniel Rosenbaum and Mehler, {Mark F.}",
year = "1987",
doi = "10.1159/000116139",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "27",
pages = "97--100",
journal = "European Neurology",
issn = "0014-3022",
publisher = "S. Karger AG",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Giant cell arteritis causes recurrent posterior circulation transient ischemic attacks which respond to corticosteroid

AU - Lipton, Richard B.

AU - Rosenbaum, Daniel

AU - Mehler, Mark F.

PY - 1987

Y1 - 1987

N2 - A 67-year-old man presented with recurrent clinically diverse posterior circulation transient ischemic attacks which continued despite full anticoagulation. Giant cell arteritis was suspected because of a markedly elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and confirmed by temporal artery biopsy. Treatment with corticosteroids resulted in a prompt and enduring resolution of clinical symptoms. Giant cell arteritis may represent a treatable cause of posterior circulation transient ischemic attacks, uniquely responsive to corticosteroids.

AB - A 67-year-old man presented with recurrent clinically diverse posterior circulation transient ischemic attacks which continued despite full anticoagulation. Giant cell arteritis was suspected because of a markedly elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and confirmed by temporal artery biopsy. Treatment with corticosteroids resulted in a prompt and enduring resolution of clinical symptoms. Giant cell arteritis may represent a treatable cause of posterior circulation transient ischemic attacks, uniquely responsive to corticosteroids.

KW - Giant cell arteritis

KW - Ischemic attacks

KW - Posterior circulation disease

KW - Transient

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0023203926&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0023203926&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1159/000116139

DO - 10.1159/000116139

M3 - Article

C2 - 3622588

AN - SCOPUS:0023203926

VL - 27

SP - 97

EP - 100

JO - European Neurology

JF - European Neurology

SN - 0014-3022

IS - 2

ER -