Mental status abnormalities in temporal arteritis: A treatable cause of dementia in the elderly

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Abstract

Although temporal arteritis (TA) is a common vasculitis, mental status changes and higher cortical dysfunction have received limited attention in the literature. We report a case which illustrates the potential for TA to produce chronic fluctuating delirium, delusional thinking, and memory impairment in the absence of concomitant symptoms of headache and visual loss. In addition, TA may produce differing symptoms at different times in the same patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1308-1311
Number of pages4
JournalArthritis & Rheumatism
Volume32
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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