Giant cell arteritis in Saudi Arabia

Thomas M. Bosley, Fenwick C. Riley

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Purpose: To obtain information about the incidence of giant cell arteritis in Saudi Arabia. Methods: Retrospective review of all temporal artery biopsies performed at the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital from December 1982 to January 1998. Results: Seventy-two temporal artery biopsies were performed over this 15 year period, of which four were positive for giant cell arteritis. Conclusions: The incidence of GCA in Saudi Arabia is probably less than in the United States and Western Europe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-60
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Ophthalmology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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