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Symptomatic aortitis at giant cell arteritis diagnosis: a prognostic factor of aortic event

Symptomatic aortitis at giant cell arteritis diagnosis: a prognostic factor of aortic event

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https://arthritis-research.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13075-020-02396-5

Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is frequently associated with aortic involvement that is likely to cause life-threatening structural complications (aneurysm, dissection). Few studies have investigated the occurrence of these complications, and no predictive factor has been identified so far. The aim of this study was to investigate factors associated with the risk of aortic complications in a cohort of GCA aortitis.