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The use of ultrasound to assess giant cell arteritis: Review of the current evidence and practical guide for the rheumatologist

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Colour duplex sonography (CDS) of temporal arteries and large vessels is an emerging diagnostic tool for GCA. CDS can detect wall oedema, known as a halo, throughout the length of the vessel and shows higher sensitivity compared with biopsy. Specificity reaches 100% in case of bilateral halos. A positive compression sign has been demonstrated to be a robust marker with excellent inter-observer agreement. The assessment of other large vessels, particularly the axillary arteries, is recognized ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/rheu

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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Rheumatology Journal website
Volume:
57
Issue:
2
Pages:
227-235
Publication date:
2017-04-27
Acceptance date:
2017-03-27
DOI:
EISSN:
1462-0332
ISSN:
1462-0324
Pubs id:
pubs:824955
URN:
uri:79fef5f5-793b-4ff2-99bd-7c884b9df0bb
UUID:
uuid:79fef5f5-793b-4ff2-99bd-7c884b9df0bb
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pubs:824955

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