In patients with suspected giant cell arteritis (GCA), there is no single clinical or laboratory feature likely to shift pretest probability sufficiently that further confirmatory testing is not required, a new study has shown. A systematic review and meta-analysis of the evidence, comprising 68 studies and over 14,000 patients, estimated likelihood ratios (LR) for the ...
The challenge of GCA diagnosis: why history and examination are still important
By Mardi Chapman
19 Aug 2020