SESSION TITLE: Inflammatory Diseases Affecting the Lung
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Slide
PRESENTED ON: Monday, October 24, 2016 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
INTRODUCTION: Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is caused by inflammation of medium and large sized arteries. The aorta and its major branches are predominantly affected, but other arteries may be involved. Major complications can include stroke, myocardial infarction, aortic aneurysm, and visceral organ infarction.