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Letters Unintentional weight loss

Think of giant cell arteritis

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 10 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2889
  1. S Shukla, registrar, rheumatology1,
  2. R Hull, consultant rheumatologist1
  1. 1Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Portsmouth, UK
  1. santwana{at}

McMinn and colleagues comprehensively reviewed unintentional weight loss in elderly people.1 Many older people referred with unexplained weight loss to our department are subsequently found to have giant …

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