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Letters Giant cell arteritis

Test for inflammatory markers

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 20 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3685
  1. Achim R Nestel, consultant ophthalmologist1
  1. 1North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple EX31 4JB, UK
  1. achim.nestel{at}

Barraclough and colleagues suggest that 4% of patients present with a normal erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C reactive protein (CRP) concentration.1 This is incorrect—4% of patients may …

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