Giant cell arteritis in Jerusalem : a 12-year epidemiological study.
The prevoting conception of the incidence of giant cell arteritis (fiCA) among population underscores the very low incidence of this disease among Jews.
We studied the epidemiology, ethnic background, and seasonality of GCA among the Jewish population of Jerusalem.
Eighty-fours patients with biopsy-proven GCA were identified in a period of 12 yr, from 1980-1991.
The age, sex and period-adjusted incidence of GCA was 10.2 per 100 000 population aged =50 yr, approximately 20-fold higher than that reported for the Jewish population in Israel for the years 1960-1978.
The female : male ratio was 1.6. A declining ratend in the annual incidence was observed formen but not for women.
Mots-clés Pascal : Horton maladie, Israël, Asie, Epidémiologie, Etude longitudinale, Homme, Saison, Long terme, Maladie système
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Giant cell arteritis, Israel, Asia, Epidemiology, Follow up study, Human, Season, Long term, Systemic disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0217347
Code Inist : 002B07. Création : 09/06/1995.