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The role of ultrasound compared to biopsy of temporal arteries in the diagnosis and treatment of giant cell arteritis (TABUL): a diagnostic accuracy and cost-effectiveness study

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BACKGROUND: Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a relatively common form of primary systemic vasculitis, which, if left untreated, can lead to permanent sight loss. We compared ultrasound as an alternative diagnostic test with temporal artery biopsy, which may be negative in 9-61% of true cases.

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Peer reviewed
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10.3310/hta20900

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Green Templeton College
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Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
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Luqmani, Raashid
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Publisher:
NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme Publisher's website
Journal:
Health Technolgy Assessment Journal website
Volume:
20
Issue:
90
Pages:
1-238
Publication date:
2016-12-07
Acceptance date:
2016-07-05
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EISSN:
2046-4924
ISSN:
2326-5191
Pubs id:
pubs:610370
URN:
uri:943a0a11-d834-4f49-81ad-185d1e30f51a
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uuid:943a0a11-d834-4f49-81ad-185d1e30f51a
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pubs:610370
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