Rheumatologists from Sydney have poured cold water on a long running hypothesis that varicella-zoster virus (VZV) reactivation is a trigger for giant cell arteritis (GCA). A study led by Dr Anthony M. Sammel from the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney and published in Rheumatology included 58 consecutive patients who underwent temporal artery biopsy for ...
Varicella-zoster ‘reactivation’ link to GCA debunked in Australian study
By Nicola Garrett
11 Dec 2019