What are the risk factors for progressive vision loss in giant cell arteritis (GCA) (temporal arteritis)?

Updated: Sep 03, 2020
  • Author: Mythili Seetharaman, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Progression of vision loss despite the initiation of high-dose corticosteroid therapy typically occurs within the first 5-6 days of treatment if therapy is going to fail. [46, 47] Risk factors for progressive visual loss despite steroid therapy include older age, elevated CRP level, and optic disc swelling. [48]


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