Temporal arteritis associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae DNA detected in an artery specimen

G. Rimenti, F. Blasi, R. Cosentini, O. Moling, R. Pristera, P. Tarsia, C. Vedovelli, P. Mian

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Abstract

Temporal arteritis is a clinical manifestation of giant cell arteritis. The etiology of this disease is still unknown. Sudden onset and wide variations of incidence are reported in different parts of the world. Acute onset is often associated with flu-like symptoms, indicating that infectious factors probably act as precipitating agents. We describe a 72-year-old man referred to our department in January 1999 for unremitting fever and temporal arteritis associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2718-2720
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume27
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Antibiotic treatment
  • Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Polymerase chain reaction
  • Temporal arteritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology

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    Rimenti, G., Blasi, F., Cosentini, R., Moling, O., Pristera, R., Tarsia, P., Vedovelli, C., & Mian, P. (2000). Temporal arteritis associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae DNA detected in an artery specimen. Journal of Rheumatology, 27(11), 2718-2720.