Giant cell arteritis: loss of vision during corticosteroid therapy

J Intern Med. 1989 Mar;225(3):215-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2796.1989.tb00066.x.


The case of a patient suffering from giant cell arteritis, with loss of vision after about 60 d of steroid treatment, is reported. No other clinical or biochemical signs of active disease were observed. The aetiology of the vascular occlusion is discussed briefly.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Giant Cell Arteritis / complications
  • Giant Cell Arteritis / drug therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prednisone / therapeutic use*
  • Vision Disorders / etiology*
  • Visual Acuity


  • Prednisone