Temporal arteritis laboratory findings

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Hamid Qazi, MD, BSc [2]


The sedimentation rate is very high in most of the patients, but may be normal in approximately 20% of the cases. An elevated concentration of blood erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is suggestive of temporal arteritis. Laboratory findings consistent with the diagnosis of temporal arteritis include normochromic anemia, deceased albumin level, elevated alkaline phosphatase, and elevated C-reactive protein. Some patients with temporal arteritis may have elevated concentration of interleukin-6, which is usually suggestive of progression.

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