Is Giant Cell Arteritis Associated With Race?

JAMA Ophthalmology

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What The Study Did: Giant cell arteritis is an inflammation of the blood vessels that typically occurs in adults over 50 and, if left untreated, can result in irreversible vision loss and death. This study examined whether occurrence of the disorder was associated with race.

Authors: Anna M. Gruener, B.M.B.S., M.Sc., F.R.C.Ophth, of the Nottingham University Hospitals National Health Service Trust in the United Kingdom, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.2919)

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