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Bhaskar Dasgupta, ACR 2022: Challenges in the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis

Published Online: November 15th 2022

Giant cell arteritis (GCA) presents differently in early stages of the disease, early diagnosis is vital in reducing more severe symptoms such as sight loss. In this interview with Prof. Bhaskar Dasgupta (Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Southend-on-Sea, UK) we discuss the difficulties in diagnosing GCA and why early diagnosis is so crucial.

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The abstract ‘Probability-based Diagnostic Algorithm in Suspected Giant Cell Arteritis: A Prospective, Multicentre Validity Data from HAS GCA Study‘ (Abstract number: 1620) was presented at the ACR Convergence, November 10–14, 2022.

Question

  1. What are the challenges in the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis (GCA)? (1:51)

Disclosures: Bhaskar Dasgupta discloses consulting for Sanofi; receiving grant/ research support from Sanofi; and receiving honoraria from Sanofi.

Support: Interview and filming supported by Touch Medical Media Ltd. Interview conducted by Gina Furnival.

Filmed in coverage of the ACR Convergence 2022.

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