Giant-Cell Arteritis Presenting as Isolated Bilateral CN-VI Palsies: A Rare Case Report of a 65 Year Male. (P2.378)

Conclusions:GCA is the most prevalent systemic vasculitis in the elderly. It can present with a wide variety of symptoms ranging from fatigue, headache, visual loss, and even stroke. However as noted in this case, isolated CN-VI palsy can be a very rare, early manifestation of GCA. As GCA responds well to corticosteroid therapy, prompt diagnosis and treatment is critical to prevent and/or limit neurologic sequelae. As highlighted by this case, in the event of recurrent incidents and absence of other diagnosis; GCA should be considered even if headache is absent.Disclosure: Dr. Lunagariya has nothing to disclose. Dr. Patel has nothing to disclose. Dr. Kotadiya has nothing to disclose. Dr. Wilson has nothing to disclose.
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: CNS Inflammatory Diseases and Differential Diagnosis II Source Type: research

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