Which histologic findings indicate early 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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Collections of lymphocytes are confined to the region of the internal or external elastic lamina or adventitia in early cases or regions of arteries with minimal involvement. Intimal thickening, with prominent cellular infiltration, is typically present.


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