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how do i know if i have temporal arteritis

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
39 years experience Neurology
Not infection: Temporal arteritis is not infection or genetic, it is autoimmune treated with steroids, can have other body symptoms than headache in polymyalgia---ca ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Zhang
19 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Headache, tenderness/decreased pulse of the temporal artery, jaw pain, vision loss are all manifestations of temporal arteritis. It is diagnosed defin ... Read More
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Dr. Keshav Narain
29 years experience Retinal Surgery
They could be.: Temporal arteritis, also known as giant cell arteritis, is a systemic autoimmune vasculitis that affects the lining of arteries throughout the body. ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
If you have : If you have temporal arteritis, you should be taking daily corticosteriods/prednisone not monthly. Please contact your physician to address as it sou ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
30 years experience Ophthalmology
It maybe enough: Only your doctor can tell you by his/her evaluation and blood tests whether you are responding to your treatment well enough. As you are aware, the t ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Get seen: It would be uncommon at your age, but if you are concerned, get checked by your physician. You may have any of several other entities. Temporal arteri ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
It certainly could: Disease does not follow the usual pattern in the majority of cases. Classical circumstances are found in textbooks not clinics.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Risk of blindness: It is form of auto-immune disease causing inflammation of blood vessels, not just teporal artery. Patients are at high risk of blindness due to involv ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Temporal afteritis: Is a vasculitis -- that is inflammation of a blood vessel. It is an autoimmune disease -- the immune system attacking ones own body. The temporal pa ... Read More
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Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Corticosteroids: Corticosteroids like Prednisone and Prednisolone whic are strong medications that block inflammation which is important in temporal arteritis because ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Greenfield
41 years experience Rheumatology
Steroids: Steroids, most commonly, prednisone, are the only generally accepted treatment for the symptoms of ta. Other medications have been used with varying ... Read More
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