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Rates of Giant Cell Arteritis Similar Among White and Black Patients

Key clinical point: Despite previous studies to the contrary, incidence rates for giant cell arteritis were found to be similar between races.

Major finding: Biopsy-proven GCA occurred at similar levels in white and black patients (incidence rate ratio, 1.2; 95% CI, 0.6-2.4; P = .66).

Study details: A retrospective cohort study of 586 patients who underwent temporal artery biopsy at Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore.

Disclosures: The study had no outside funding source, and no conflicts of interest were reported.


Gruener AM et al. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2019 Aug 8. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.2919.