To investigate the incidence and clinical and histopathologic features of giant cell (temporal) arteritis (GCA) in the Caucasian population of Iceland.
All patients diagnosed between 1984 and 1990 were included.
Case ascertainment for the study was done in 2 ways : 1) a computerized search from all hospitals and primary care clinics for the diagnosis of GCA, and 2) a review of all temporal artery biopsies performed during the 7-year period.
One hundred thirty-three patients with GCA were identified.
All fulfilled the 1990 American College of Rheumatology criteria for the classification of GCA.
The incidence rate for the population 50 years and older was 27/100,000 (36/100,000 and 18/100,000 for women and men, respectively).
Mots-clés Pascal : Horton maladie, Homme, Caucasoïde, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Symptomatologie, Etude statistique, Echelon national, Islande, Iles Atlantiques, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie, Vascularite, Maladie système
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Giant cell arteritis, Human, Caucasoid, Epidemiology, Incidence, Symptomatology, Statistical study, National scope, Iceland, Atlantic Ocean Islands, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease, Vasculitis, Systemic disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0551359
Code Inist : 002B07. Création : 09/06/1995.