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GCA Diagnosis

Can Imaging Replace Biopsy for GCA Diagnosis? Ultrasound, PET/CT may offer advantages medpagetoday.com Ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of giant cell arteritis academic.oup.com Large-vessel giant cell arteritis: diagnosis, monitoring…

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Risks of GCA

Ophthalmic manifestations of giant cell arteritis academic.oup.com An Association between GCA and IBD ? A population based analysis from Israel suggests that giant cell arteritis (GCA) patients may be at…

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Risks for GCA

Smoking Is Risk Factor for Giant Cell Arteritis Smoking Is Risk Factor for Giant Cell Arteritis mdedge.com Smoking confers an odds ratio for GCA of 1.18   Gout Linked with…

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Large Vessel Vasculitis

Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of large-vessel vasculitides There are no universally accepted diagnostic criteria for large-vessel vasculitides (LVV), including giant cell arteritis (GCA) and Takayasu… link.springer.com Drafts of new classification…

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Melorheostosis

Melorheostosis radiopaedia.org Researchers Find Gene Mutations That Cause Melorheostosis BETHESDA, Md -- April 11, 2018 -- Researchers have worked with 15 patients from around the world to uncover a genetic…

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Gorham Disease

Vanishing bone disease (Gorham-Stout syndrome): A review of a rare entitiy ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Gorham Disease Gorham disease, a rare condition of unknown etiology, presents as skeletal lucency on radiographs, prompting the…

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Osteoporosis Roundup

Osteoporosis: 3 Things to Know Drawbacks of bisphosphonate holidays, bone benefits of the… rheumatologynetwork.com Congress Highlights WCO-IOF-ESCEO Florence 2017 | International Osteoporosis Foundation iofbonehealth.org

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