Reticulated lesion as an early diagnostic sign for giant cell arteritis

Nicholas C. Uffelmann, Jessica Kozel, Sofia B. Chaudhry, Claudia I. Vidal

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We report a case of giant cell arteritis (GCA) in an elderly woman. The patient presented to her dermatologist with a reticulated, purpuric patch on her frontal-temporal scalp and forehead that was associated with unilateral head pain. A punch biopsy of the lesion was suspicious for GCA, which was later confirmed by temporal artery biopsy. This case highlights a potential early cutaneous finding of GCA that may aid the clinician in the diagnosis before more severe complications occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6
Number of pages1
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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