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Giant cell arteritis associated with chronic active Epstein-Barr virus infection.

  • Autori: Giardina, A.; Rizzo, A.; Ferrante, A.; Capra, G.; Triolo, G.; Ciccia, F.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2013
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
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Giant cell arteritis is an inflammatory vasculopathy that preferentially affects medium-sized and large arteries. A viral cause has been suspected but not confirmed in polymyalgia rheumatica and giant-cell arteritis. We report the case of a 81-year-old female who suffered from chronic active Epstein-Barr virus infection and developed giant cell temporal arteritis.