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High incidence of severe ischaemic complications in patients with giant cell arteritis irrespective of platelet count and size, and platelet inhibition.

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OBJECTIVE: Vision loss and ischaemic stroke are feared complications in GCA. We investigated how platelet count and size and platelet inhibition with ASA relate to ischaemic complications in patients with GCA. METHODS: Charts of patients with GCA were retrospectively analysed. Jaw claudication, amaurosis fugax, blurred vision, ischaemic stroke and permanent visual loss were classified as 'ischaemic events'; ischaemic stroke and permanent visual loss were sub-grouped as 'severe ischaemic even...

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Publisher copy:
10.1093/rheumatology/ken480

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Berger, CT More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Daikeler, T More by this author
Journal:
Rheumatology (Oxford, England)
Volume:
48
Issue:
3
Pages:
258-261
Publication date:
2009-03-05
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EISSN:
1462-0332
ISSN:
1462-0324
URN:
uuid:9e36eedb-abf9-42c1-9616-70a9f14e6fa8
Source identifiers:
113063
Local pid:
pubs:113063

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