Recognizing giant cell arteritis in dental practice

Shenoy, Riddhi, French, Kathryn, Eke, Tom and Mukhtyar, Chetan ORCID: (2023) Recognizing giant cell arteritis in dental practice. Dental Update, 50 (3). pp. 204-208. ISSN 0305-5000

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Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a rare condition that causes inflammation of blood vessels. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential to prevent ischaemic complications, including blindness, tongue necrosis and stroke. GCA can present with orofacial symptoms, such as toothache and pain/difficulty in chewing, which may cause individuals with GCA to first present to the dentist. This has important patient safety and medicolegal implications. Dental practitioners should be alert to the possibility of GCA and should direct suspected cases to their general medical practitioner or a hospital specialist. Increased awareness of GCA should minimize the risk of blindness and stroke.

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Additional Information: Publisher Copyright: © 2023 George Warman Publications. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords: dentistry(all) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3500
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2023 01:09
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2023 01:09
DOI: 10.12968/denu.2023.50.3.204

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