What is the benefit of low-dose aspirin in patients with 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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Retrospective but impressive data from Nesher and colleagues support the use of low-dose aspirin (81 mg) in patients with GCA for prevention of visual loss and stroke. [145]  This therapy should be considered for patients diagnosed with GCA who do not have contraindications to its use.


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