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Neurology India
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Neurological Society of India
ISSN: 0028-3886
EISSN: 0028-3886
Vol. 57, No. 1, 2009, pp. 61-62
Bioline Code: ni09015
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Neurology India, Vol. 57, No. 1, 2009, pp. 61-62

 en Uncommon presentation of giant cell arteritis: Report of two cases with scalp necrosis
Mücke, Thomas; Kesting, Marco R.; Hölzle, Frank & Wolff, Klaus-Dietrich


Giant cell arteritis (GCA), the most common form of systemic granulomatous vasculitis in adults, preferentially involves large and medium-sized arteries. Scalp necrosis is a rare complication and can be the presenting feature. This report presents two patients of GCA with severe scalp necrosis as the presenting symptoms. Both the patients were treated successfully with selective debridement, local wound care, antimicrobial and systemic steroid treatment. Skin necrosis is a potentially treatable complication of GCA and needs a multidisciplinary approach.

Giant cell arteritis, infarction, necrosis, surgery, systemic disease, wound management

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