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Case Reports in Immunology
Volume 2013, Article ID 231565, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/231565
Case Report

Scalp Necrosis as a Late Sign of Giant-Cell Arteritis

1Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden
2Unit of Dermatology, Rheumatology, and Hematology, Uppsala University Hospital, 75185 Uppsala, Sweden

Received 20 November 2012; Accepted 11 December 2012

Academic Editors: A. M. Mansour and P. Szodoray

Copyright © 2013 Mohammad Alimohammadi and Ann Knight. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Retinal infarction and scalp necrosis are described as unusual but devastating complications of giant-cell arteritis. We report a patient with this rare complication and emphasize the importance of timely diagnosis and treatment of giant-cell arteritis.