Giant cell arteritis and secondary amyloidosis: the natural history.

Altiparmak M. R. , Tabak F. , Pamuk O., Pamuk G. , Mert A., Aktuglu Y.

Scandinavian journal of rheumatology, cilt.30, sa.2, ss.114-6, 2001 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2001
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/03009740151095448
  • Dergi Adı: Scandinavian journal of rheumatology
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.114-6


Giant cell (temporal) arteritis (GCA) may be a cause of fever of unknown origin (FUO) in elderly patients. The development of secondary (reactive) amyloidosis is an unusual complication of the disease, we describe a 65-year-old male patient who was hospitalized in our hospital with FUO and was diagnosed as having GCA 5 years later. At that time, he also had a nephrotic syndrome and secondary amyloidosis (AA-type). He died due to end-stage renal failure. The probable explanation for the development of this rare complication might be the late diagnosis of this chronic inflammatory disease, which was left untreated for a long period of time.