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Increase in Age at Onset of Giant Cell Arteritis: A Population-based Study
  1. Tanaz A Kermani*,
  2. Valentin S Schäfer,
  3. Cynthia S Crowson,
  4. Gene G Hunder,
  5. Sherine E Gabriel,
  6. Eric L Matteson,
  7. Kenneth J Warrington
  1. Mayo Clinic, United States
  1. Correspondence to: Tanaz A Kermani, Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55901, United States; kermani.tanaz{at}mayo.edu

Abstract

GCA (giant cell arteritis) is a granulomatous vasculitis of large and medium-sized arteries that occurs in individuals 50 years of age or older. [1] A recent study suggested that the age at incidence of GCA may be increasing. [2] To address this issue, we studied the trends in mean age at onset of GCA over a 55-year period.

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