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Temporal arteritis: a form of systemic panarteritis.
  1. A Sendino,
  2. F J Barbado,
  3. I González-Anglada,
  4. E Antón,
  5. F López-Barea,
  6. J J Vázquez
  1. Department of Internal Medicine Hospital, La Paz, Madrid, Spain.


    The case is reported of a patient with giant cell arteritis affecting several organs. The triggering cause of death was a brainstem infarction due to basilar artery thrombosis. The necropsy showed the systemic character of the disease affecting the coronary, bronchial, and ovarian arteries.

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