Giant Cell Arteritis among Fevers of Unknown Origin (FUO): An Atypical Presentation

  • Lorenzo Grazioli Gauthier Department of Internal Medicine, Ospedale Regionale di Lugano, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Lugano, Switzerland https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2920-3955
  • Natalie Marcoli Department of Internal Medicine, Ospedale Regionale di Lugano, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Lugano, Switzerland; Department of Rheumatology, Ospedale Regionale di Lugano, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Lugano, Switzerland
  • Gianluca Vanini Department of Internal Medicine, Ospedale Regionale di Lugano, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Lugano, Switzerland; Department of Immunology and Allergology, Ospedale Regionale di Lugano, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Lugano, Switzerland
  • Enos Bernasconi Department of Internal Medicine, Ospedale Regionale di Lugano, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Lugano, Switzerland; Department of Infectious Diseases, Ospedale Regionale di Lugano, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Lugano, Switzerland
  • Dea Degabriel Department of Internal Medicine, Ospedale Regionale di Lugano, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Lugano, Switzerland

Keywords

Fever of unknown origin (FUO), vasculitis, giant cell arteritis (GCA), Horton's arteritis

Abstract

Giant cell arteritis (GCA), or Horton’s arteritis, presenting solely as fever is very rare. Usually, it manifests with typical features such as visual problems, headache and jaw claudication, or it can be associated with polymyalgia rheumatica. We describe the case of a patient with GCA who presented only with prolonged fever, the cause of which was not determined by diagnostic tests.

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  • Published: 2021-02-09

    Issue: Vol 8 No 2 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Grazioli Gauthier L, Marcoli N, Vanini G, Bernasconi E, Degabriel D. Giant Cell Arteritis among Fevers of Unknown Origin (FUO): An Atypical Presentation . EJCRIM 2021;8 doi:10.12890/2021_002254.

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