A case of temporal arteritis in Filippino Lippi’s (1459–1504) Saint Frediano?

Francesco M. Galassi, Frank J. Rühli

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Abstract

Temporal arteritis, also known as Horton’s disease (named after Bayard Taylor Horton, 1895–1980) or giant-cellular arteritis, is a systemic immune-mediated vasculitis affecting medium-sized to large-sized arteries with a preference for cranial vessels—eminently the temporal branch of the carotid artery. Its main signs and symptoms include headache, tongue numbness, myalgia, fever, and anorexia/weight loss. Amongst its most terrible complications are visual loss leading to blindness and association with polymyalgia rheumatica occurring in a considerable percentage of cases
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1891-1892
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Rheumatology
Volume35
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Temporal arteritis
  • Horton’s disease
  • Art
  • painting
  • Filippino Lippi
  • Saints Paul
  • Frediano
  • Renaissance
  • pictorial representation

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