THU0443 A probability score from a fast track clinic to aid the management of suspected giant cell arteritis

F. Laskou, F. Coath, S. Mackie, S. Banerjee, T. Aung, B. Dasgupta
2018 THURSDAY, 14 JUNE 2018   unpublished
Conclusions: Our observations support the notion that incident BS might be getting milder. There might be a list of explanations for this observation. 1. It might be a biological phenomenon due to changing environmental causes. In this line the significant decrease in papulopustular lesions could be due to a more sanitary environment while the rather unchanging frequency of neurologic involvement might be its possible independence from the environment. 2. It might be that the awareness of BS is
more » ... increasing and we are recognising less severe cases. 3. Another explanation might be the more effective treatment these patients received before they were referred which was not specifically sought in this survey. REFERENCE: [1] Cingu AK, et al. Comparison of presenting features and three-year disease course in Turkish patients with Behçet uveitis who presented in the early 1990s and the early 2000s. Ocul Immunol Inflamm 2012.
doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-eular.2062 fatcat:5ltsbwfdhbbargbdsq4yrgyxny