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Papers: 21 Jan 2023 - 3 Feb 2023

2023 Jan 23

J Clin Rheumatol

Predictors of Relapses or Recurrences in Patients With Giant Cell Arteritis: A Medical Records Review Study.


Gomes de Pinho Q, Daumas A, Benyamine A, Bertolino J, Ebbo M, Schleinitz N, Harlé J-R, Jarrot P A, Kaplanski G, Berbis J, Boucekine M, Rossi P, Granel B
J Clin Rheumatol. 2023 Jan 23.
PMID: 36727749.


Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is the most common systemic vasculitis in individuals aged ≥50 years. Its course is marked by a high relapse rate requiring long-term glucocorticoid use with its inherent adverse effects. We aimed to identify factors associated with relapses or recurrences in GCA at diagnosis.