Primary biliary cirrhosis, temporal arteritis (giant cell arteritis) and polymyalgia rheumatica in a single patient

Scand J Rheumatol. 1988;17(3):231-2. doi: 10.3109/03009748809098790.


Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), an autoimmune disorder, is well known to be in some cases associated with some other autoimmune disorders. We report a patient with PBC who presented giant cell arteritis (GCA) and polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) which are probably both autoimmune disorders.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Alkaline Phosphatase / blood
  • Female
  • Giant Cell Arteritis / complications*
  • Giant Cell Arteritis / enzymology
  • Humans
  • Liver Cirrhosis, Biliary / complications*
  • Liver Cirrhosis, Biliary / enzymology
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica / complications*
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica / enzymology
  • gamma-Glutamyltransferase / blood


  • gamma-Glutamyltransferase
  • Alkaline Phosphatase