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Arm claudication due to giant cell arteritis
  1. Kosuke Ishizuka,
  2. Tomoko Tsukamoto,
  3. Masatomi Ikusaka
  1. Department of General Medicine, Chiba University Hospital Department of General Medicine, Chiba, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Kosuke Ishizuka, Department of General Medicine, Chiba University Hospital Department of General Medicine, Chiba, Japan; e103007c{at}yokohama-cu.ac.jp

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A 73-year-old woman was referred to our department with a 2-month history of slight fever. Two weeks ago, she developed a fever of 38°C and right upper arm pain. Her right upper arm pain was induced by exertion, such as cooking and carrying heavy loads. She lost 3 kg (from 41 to 38 kg) of body weight in 2 months. Physical examination revealed a temperature of 37.9°C. Visual …

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  • Contributors KI identified the significance of the case. KI wrote the manuscript, and TT and MI revised it. All authors approved the final version of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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