Giant cell arteritis in patients of Indian Subcontinental descent in the UK.


Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK. [Email]


GCA in the Indian Subcontinent (ISC) is rare. Our centre in London, UK, serves an ethnically diverse population, including a significant population of patients of ISC descent. We hypothesise that patients of ISC descent are no less likely than others to present with symptoms suggestive of GCA and therefore to undergo temporal artery biopsy (TAB).