Giant Cell Arteritis

1990 American College of Rheumatology Classification Criteria for Giant Cell Arteritis

Result :
Insufficient Diagnostic Criteria for Giant Cell Arteritis
  • In clinical practice, temporal artery abnormalities include tenderness, decreased or absent pulsation, induration (cord-like) and modularity.
  • GCA was previously, and less-appropriately, known as Temporal Arteritis. Inflammation can involve other intracranial and extracranial arteries.


Hunder et al. The American College of Rheumatology 1990 criteria for the classification of giant cell arteritis. Arthritis Rheum 1990;33(8):1122-8.

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