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ejmi. 2017; 1(2): 39-40 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmi.2017.32042

A Case of Temporal Arteritis Occurring with Cataract Onset and a Sudden Loss of Vision

Yilmaz Inanc1, Deniz Tuncel1, Mustafa Gokce1, Hamza Sahin1, Songul Bavli1, Yusuf Inanc2
1Department of Neurology, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University Faculty of Medicine, Kahramanmaras, Turkey, 2Department of Neurology, Gaziantep University Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey

Temporal arteritis or giant cell arteritis is a chronic vasculitis of the middle and large arteries. It is generally a disease occurring at an advanced age with an unknown etiology. Visual loss is the most important complication of the disease, and the symptoms may develop slowly within a few weeks or months. Sudden visual loss may also occur with a rapid progression in some cases. If there is any suspicion of temporal arteritis, steroid therapy should be initiated immediately. The purpose of this article is to emphasize the need to consider that there may be a systemic cause of cataract initiation and sudden onset of vision loss.


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Inanc Y, Tuncel D, Gokce M, Sahin H, Bavli S, Inanc Y. A Case of Temporal Arteritis Occurring with Cataract Onset and a Sudden Loss of Vision. ejmi. 2017; 1(2): 39-40

Corresponding Author: Inanc Y.

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