Raynaud’s Phenomenon Caused by Giant Cell Arteritis
Systemic: malaise, fatigue, anorexia, weight loss, fever, sweats, arthralgias and, when associated with polymyalgia rheumatica, myalgias and stiffness of the neck, shoulders low back, hips and thighs.
Arteritic: features resulting from ischaemia or necrosis of structures supplied by the involved blood vessels. Several different arteries can be involved with a corresponding wide range of clinical features. The most frequently affected arteries are the branches of the carotid artery with headache being the most common symptom (70–90%)  due to involvement of the temporal artery, whilst the most dreaded feature is blindness due to involvement of the ophthalmic artery (6–36%) . Raynaud’s phenomenon as a result of subclavian artery involvement is rare . One such case is described.
KeywordsSubclavian Artery Giant Cell Arteritis Temporal Artery Serum Alkaline Phosphatase Ophthalmic Artery
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