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Table 1 Baseline characteristics and final diagnoses in 55 patients with clinically suspected GCA

From: Colour duplex sonography of temporal arteries before decision for biopsy: a prospective study in 55 patients with suspected giant cell arteritis

Findings GCA (n = 22) Miscellaneous diagnoses (n = 33)
Age 50 years or above 22 33
Elevated ESR 19 30
Fever 9 19
New onset of headache 14 10
Diffuse musculoskeletal pain 7 15
Jaw claudication 3 0
Temporal artery tenderness 8 3
Acute visual impairement 5 2
  1. CDS, colour duplex ultrasonography; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; GCA, giant cell arteritis.