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Nonarteritic Jaw Claudication

Petersen, Christine A. MD; Francis, Courtney E. MD

doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000497
Clinical Observation

Abstract: A 60-year-old woman with decreased visual acuity in her right eye and right-sided jaw claudication was found to have ocular ischemic syndrome secondary to complete occlusion of the brachiocephalic artery. Although jaw claudication is often considered to be pathognomonic for giant cell arteritis, it has a broad differential diagnosis including both vascular and nonvascular conditions.

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

Address correspondence to Courtney E. Francis, MD, HMC, # 359608, 325 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104-2499; E-mail: francis3@uw.edu

Supported by unrestricted departmental grant from Research to Prevent Blindness.

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2017 by North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society