Methotrexate in refractory bilateral juvenile temporal arteritis: Report of a case

Corrado Campochiaro, Barbara Guglielmi, Alvise Berti, Giulio Cavalli, Simonetta Gerevini, Claudio Doglioni, Maria Grazia Sabbadini, Lorenzo Dagna

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Abstract

Juvenile temporal arteritis is a rare inflammatory disease of the temporal arteries that affects young adults. The clinical course is benign and the surgical excision of the affected artery is usually curative. Here we report a case of bilateral juvenile temporal arteritis with significant peripheral eosinophilia and elevated IgE, refractory to surgical excision and even to a short course of corticosteroids. Methotrexate, added as a steroid-sparing agent, resulted in a good disease control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276-277
Number of pages2
JournalModern Rheumatology
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 3 2016

Keywords

  • Juvenile arteritis
  • Methotrexate
  • Temporal arteritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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