Deliberations on giant cell arteritisBMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4390 (Published 28 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4390
- Colm McAlinden, specialty trainee in ophthalmology1,
- Eirini Skiadaresi, consultant ophthalmic surgeon2
- 1Department of Ophthalmology, Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend CF31 1RQ, UK
- 2Department of Ophthalmology, Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli SA14 8QF, UK
Lazarewicz and Watson provide a timely and authoritative clinical update on giant cell arteritis.1 We expand on a few points regarding clinical examination and management.
An important clinical sign is the absence of a palpable superficial temporal pulse. This is best palpated just anterior and superior to the tragus (above the zygomatic arch of the …