‘Fast track’ approach to giant cell arteritis significantly reduces risk of blindness

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(European League Against Rheumatism) A new study presented at EULAR 2013, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism, shows that rapid evaluation for Giant Cell Arteritis by Color Doppler Ultrasound followed by immediate initiation of treatment (if required) significantly reduces permanent vision loss. (Source: EurekAlert! – Medicine and Health)