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A 43-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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Corticosteroids: Corticosteroids like Prednisone and Prednisolone whic are strong medications that block inflammation which is important in temporal arteritis because ... Read More
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Dr. Harold Ballitch
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: There is so much collateral circulation that taking out a piece of the temporal artery does not incapacitate the blood supply.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience in Phlebology
Biopsy.: There are many doctors who deal with temporal arteritis including internists, family practitioners, vascular surgeons, neurologists and neurosurgeons. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Headache, visual: Headache, segmental loss of vision, jaw pain, fever and fatigue are the major symptoms.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience in Neurology
Very variable: Unusual emotions, fear, anxiety, memories, hallucinations----starring or speech arrest, unusual odor--gastric distress, automatic behaviour with repet ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Head pain: Localized pain over the temple and swollen temporal artery can presage blindness, and even a stroke, and clues can be found with blood tests. The dia ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Yes, it can mimic: TMJ due to the anatomical proximity. Because temporal arteries rarely occurs in individuals under age 40, any new onset headache or TMJ disorder in a ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
20 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Unusual: Really unusual . This will depend on the artery that is involved with the disease , for example if renal arteries are involved the patient can develop ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: You are probably asking about takayasu's arteritis. This is a large vessel vasculitis that can often involve the carotids.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Usually: Usually, although angiography (plain or mra) may be helpful. Biopsy also distinguishes temporal arteritis and polyarteritis nodosum.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
20 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Unknown: The cause of it is idiopathic or really unknown cause.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
SEE BELOW: Typically, this occurs in far more elderly people, but, if a question, screening is done using sedimentation rate, and c-reactive protein. If elevate ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience in Neurosurgery
A complex disease: Temporal arteritis is inflammation and damage to blood vessels that supply the head area, particularly the large or medium arteries that branch from t ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Overlapping: They are overlapping disorders. They can occur separately or together. Clinical experience of the doctor and elevated erythrocyte sedimentationrate a ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Overlapping: They may occur separately or together.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
CRP better, but: A normal ESR is quite impressive evidence that you don't have it, but i would have nor gotten and esr, but the crp. That said, again virually no one h ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience in Neurosurgery
Cured?: In the hands of an epilepsy specialized neurologist and a specialty trained neurosurgeon, it can be a well treated condition if the focus is truly in ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
ESR and clinical: Sedimentation rate is usually significantly elevated, but clinical judgement is just as important.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience in Neurology
Temporal Lobe Seizur: Temporal lobe seizures affect the temporal lobe which is intimately involved in memory processing. After which, confusion and inability to perform ta ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
To prevent blindness: Untreated, it often produces blindness.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Temporal arteritis is and inflammatory condition of the artery, and would not be caused by endocarditis. Temporal arteritis can cause a stroke though ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Kim
15 years experience in Rheumatology
Vasculitis: Takayasu arteritis is a inflammatory condition of the large arterial vessels emerging from your heart (the aorta and branching vessels). It is unknown ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not at all: Two separate things.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: Yes.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Greenfield
40 years experience in Rheumatology
There are many: Temporal arteritis(ta) is an inflammation of the arteries. The signs and symptoms are related to the location of the inflammation. This inflammation ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Gardner
23 years experience in Family Medicine
PAR and TA: If caught early and treated, very good.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Kim
15 years experience in Rheumatology
Tocilizumab: So for a fraction of people with temporal arthritis, they possess extremely elevated il-6 levels. Il-6 is a protein that increases with inflammation a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Steroids...: ...And lots of them. Treatment length is months in duration.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience in 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 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Zhang
18 years experience in 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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