Risaæðafrumubólga – sjúkratilfelli með drep í hársverði og skyndiblindu

Translated title of the contribution: Giant cell arteritis: a case report with scalp necrosis and sudden blindness

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Abstract

Sumarið 2020 leitaði kona á níræðisaldri til læknis vegna höfuðverks og sjóntruflana. Greining var óljós og einkenni versnuðu hratt. Hún varð blind á báðum augum og fékk stórt drep í hársvörðinn. Um var að ræða hröð versnandi einkenni risafrumuæðabólgu sem er einn algengasti æðabólgusjúkdómurinn og getur haft ólíkar birtingarmyndir. Hér er tilfellinu lýst og fjallað um helstu einkenni, greiningaraðferðir og meðferð.

In the summer of 2020, an elderly woman in her eighties sought medical attention due to headache and visual disturbances. The diagnosis was unclear, she became blind on both eyes and developed extended scalp necrosis. Later it was clear that these symptoms were due to accelerating symptoms of giant cell arteritis (GCA). GCA is one of the most common disease form of vasculitis and can have various symptoms. In this report, we describe a case of an advanced disease course, discuss the main symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Translated title of the contributionGiant cell arteritis: a case report with scalp necrosis and sudden blindness
Original languageIcelandic
Pages (from-to)597-602
Number of pages6
JournalLæknablaðið
Volume107
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

Other keywords

  • Risafrumuæðabólga
  • Æðabólgur
  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Skin Diseases, Vascular

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