Giant Cell Arteritis: 2018 Review
Giant cell arteritis is the most common large vessel vasculitis. Classic symptoms include headaches, scalp tenderness, visual loss and muscle stiffness and pain. First line treatment is with high dose steroids but methotrexate may be of some help in decreasing steroid use. Tocilizumab has been shown to significantly decrease relapse rate and lower steroid cumulative dose.
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Winkler, Anne, and David True. "Giant cell arteritis: 2018 review." Missouri Medicine 115, no. 5 (2018): 468.