The Systemic Manifestations of Temporal Arteritis. By Healey Louis A. Wilske Kenneth R., pages. Grune & Stratton, New York, San Francisco, and London, 1979. Price, $12.50.

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Interest in temporal (giant cell) arteritis and the closely associated syndrome of polymyalgia rheumatica has expanded in recent years. Important among the reasons for this increased attention is the appreciation that temporal arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica are fairly common among older persons. Furthermore, once the condition is recognized, proper treatment can prevent the devastating complications of temporal arteritis, such as blindness, and alleviate the disabling musculoskeletal pains of polymyalgia rheumatica. Although early reports tended to emphasize the cranial manifestations of temporal arteritis, it has become apparent that vascular lesions in this condition are commonly widespread and produce a diversity of

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