Table 1

Subclavian and axillary artery involvement in patients with large vessel GCA at diagnosis.

StudyPatients with LV-GCA (n)Patients with subclavian artery involvement (n (%))Patients with axillary artery involvement (n (%))
Schmidt et al45332 (61)51 (96)
Ghinoi et al5159 (60)3 (20)
Czihal et al65936 (61)53 (90)
Löffler et al72614 (54)18 (69)
Aschwanden et al8428 (19)13 (31)
  • Overview of ultrasonography studies reporting a paired assessment of subclavian and axillary arteries in patients with large vessel GCA (LV-GCA) at diagnosis. No overlap in patients existed among these five studies.

  • GCA, giant cell arteritis.