The Spectrum of Pericardial Involvement in Giant Cell Arteritis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica: A Systematic Review of Literature
Journal of Clinical Rheumatology
Background: Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a systemic vasculitis that commonly co-occurs with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) in elderly patients. Pericardial disease is an unusual manifestation of these inflammatory conditions, which has been reported only in case reports and small observational studies. However, no extensive research has been performed to study the demographics and clinical history of GCA or PMR patients with concomitant pericardial features. As a result, the medical evidence to help guide the physicians when evaluating such individuals is limited.
Objective: To perform a systematic review of the medical literature in order to summarize the epidemiological and clinicopathological aspects of this unique association.
Fayyaz B, Rehman HJ. The Spectrum of Pericardial Involvement in Giant Cell Arteritis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica: A Systematic Review of Literature. J Clin Rheumatol. 2021 Jan 1;27(1):5-10. doi: 10.1097/RHU.0000000000001140. PMID: 31483352.