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Giant cell arteritis presenting as renal vasculitis.
  1. Y. K. Govil,
  2. K. Sabanathan,
  3. D. Scott
  1. West Norwich Hospital, Norfolk and Norwich Health Care NHS Trust, UK.

    Abstract

    Giant cell arteritis commonly presents with headache, polymyalgia, and visual signs and symptoms. Other neurological, respiratory or vascular symptoms occur in 10-30% of patients. It is extremely rare for giant cell arteritis to present initially with haematuria. Here we describe a case which presented with fever and haematuria, which emphasise the need to be vigilant about the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis as an underlying cause.

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