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Are biopsies needed to confirm the diagnosis of temporal arteritis?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
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In brief: Definitely, yes

The gold standard for diagnosing temporal arteritis is a positive temporal artery biopsy.

In brief: Definitely, yes

The gold standard for diagnosing temporal arteritis is a positive temporal artery biopsy.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Usually

Usually, although angiography (plain or mra) may be helpful.
Biopsy also distinguishes temporal arteritis and polyarteritis nodosum.

In brief: Usually

Usually, although angiography (plain or mra) may be helpful.
Biopsy also distinguishes temporal arteritis and polyarteritis nodosum.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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