Giant cell arteritis with pulmonary involvement

Br J Dis Chest. 1988 Jan;82(1):88-92. doi: 10.1016/0007-0971(88)90014-9.


Giant cell arteritis (GCA) may present as pyrexia of unknown origin with profuse night sweats, pain on mastication, headache, pain in the region of the temporal arteries, polymyalgia rheumatica, myocardial infarction or dissecting aortic aneurysm. Few cases with pulmonary involvement have been described. We report a patient with temporal arteritis preceded by pulmonary vascular disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Giant Cell Arteritis / complications*
  • Giant Cell Arteritis / pathology
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / complications*
  • Lung Diseases / pathology
  • Male
  • Pulmonary Artery / pathology