Temporal arteritis presenting as an extrapyramidal disorder

L. Santambrogio, G. Bellomo, M. Mercuri, G. Alagia, G. Ciuffetti

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Abstract

A case of temporal arteritis presenting with extrapyramidal symptoms (tremor, rigidity and extrapyramidal hypertonus) unresponsive to conventional treatment is here described. The onset of headache and laboratory abnormalities suggestive of temporal arteritis prompted a temporal artery biopsy which confirmed the diagnosis; the administration of corticosteroids led to the resolution of all symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-362
Number of pages2
JournalActa Neurologica Scandinavica
Volume81
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1990

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Keywords

  • extrapyramidal disorder
  • temporal arteritis
  • vasculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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Santambrogio, L., Bellomo, G., Mercuri, M., Alagia, G., & Ciuffetti, G. (1990). Temporal arteritis presenting as an extrapyramidal disorder. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 81(4), 361-362. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0404.1990.tb01572.x