Velocimetric Study of Temporal Arteries in Patients With Horton Disease Using Scan-Doppler (VELHOR)
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The use of ultrasonography in detecting giant cell arteritis ( GCA) is emerging. Currently, temporal biopsy is the gold standard to diagnose GCA but studies have shown the interest to use B mode ultrasonography. However, until now, the study of velocities in GCA have not been yet performed.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
55 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
all patients aged more than 55 years old who are suspected of giant arteritis
patients with suspicious giant arteritis
patients who have already been treated or diagnosed for giant arteritis
Vasculitis, Central Nervous System Vasculitis
Giant Cell Arteritis
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases