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Rev Med Suisse. 2007 Mar 28;3(104):822-6.

[Fever and weight loss in a 57-year-old patient].

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  • 1Policlinique de médecine, Département de medécine communautaire, HUG, Genève. chavaillaz-olivier@hcuge.ch


Presentation of a 57-year-old female patient with fever of unknown origin, asthenia, and weight loss for I month. History and examination were unremarkable. Blood analysis showed an important inflammatory syndrome. Other paraclinic tests were all normal. Finally, sophisticated exams (CT-scan, and FDG PET-scan) allowed the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis, confirmed by biopsy of the temporal arteries. Differential diagnosis and treatment are discussed.

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