Rare diseases

Rise in giant cell arteritis cases during pandemic points to potential trigger

A rise in cases of giant cell arteritis (GCA) during the COVID-19 pandemic’s spring peak in the UK offers limited support for a theory suggesting viral aeitopathogenesis of the condition. “Previous work has examined the potential role of viruses such as varicella zoster proposed as potential triggers in GCA,” wrote study authors led by Rosamond ...

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