Molecular Biology: Open Access

ISSN: 2168-9547

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Lingyan Zhou

IR Iran

  • Case Report
    Giant Cell Arteritis Overlapping with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sjogren's Syndrome
    Author(s): Jing Wang, Lingyan Zhou and Jing GaoJing Wang, Lingyan Zhou and Jing Gao

    Background: Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is an autoimmune vasculitis involving large and medium arteries, but the relationship with other autoimmune diseases is unclear. We reported a case of an 85-year-old woman who was diagnosed with GCA, Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) simultaneously, and discussed the potential link between these diseases. Case presentation: An 85-year-old Chinese woman was admitted to hospital with aggravation of pain in two knees with headache and blurred vision. She had a history of rheumatoid arthritis and rheumatoid heart disease for 30 years and atrial fibrillation for 1 year. On admission, she had bilateral temporal pain accompanied by blurred vision. Physical examination showed dry tongue and decreased coating on the tongue. Initial laboratory results showed that C-reactive protein (C.. Read More»

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