Rapid Diagnosis Followed By Immediate Treatment Of Giant Cell Arteritis Significantly Reduces Risk Of Blindness

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A new study presented at EULAR 2013, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism, shows that rapid evaluation for Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) by Color Doppler Ultrasound (CDUS) followed by immediate initiation of treatment (if required) significantly reduces permanent vision loss. Of the patients evaluated by the ”fast track” principle from March 2010 to December 2012, 11.1% had transient visual manifestations, and none went on to suffer from permanent visual loss… (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)