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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Magnetic resonance imaging compared to ultrasonography in giant cell arteritis: a cross-sectional study

  All New-onset GCA Established GCA
Gender
 Female 22 5 17
 Male 13 4 9
Mean age, years 71 72 65
Disease duration, mean in years 2.5 (range 0–4) < 2 months 2.9 (range 0–8)
Disease onset
 Newly diagnosed 9   
 Established disease 26   
Visual manifestations 5 0 5
Jaw claudication 1 1 0
Arm claudication 3 1 2
Patients having temporal artery biopsy (TAB) 23 2 21
 TAB positive 15 1 14
CRP (range) g/L 7.5 (1–200) 24 (4–200) 4 (1–57)
Corticosteroid dose (range) mg/day 5 (0–60) 60 (20–60) 5 (0–25)
Steroid sparing medications
 Methotrexate 4 0 4
 Leflunomide 2 0 2
 Etanercept 1 0 1
  1. GCA giant cell arteritis, TAB temporal artery biopsy, CRP C-reactive protein