Erythrocyte sedimentation rate in temporal arteritis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Some authors have reported that the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is elevated in almost all patients with biopsy-proven temporal arteritis, while others believe it may be normal in up to 30% of such patients. We studied 62 patients with biopsy-proven temporal arteritis, and found that all of the 54 untreated patients and six of the eight treated patients had an elevated ESR; thus, when the ESR is normal, a diagnosis of temporal arteritis must be suspect.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Branum, G; Massey, EW; Rice, J

Published Date

  • December 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 80 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1527 - 1528

PubMed ID

  • 3423897

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0038-4348

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00007611-198712000-00010


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States