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A 36-year-old male asked:

Does temporal arteritis just affect in their 50's or can i afect young men too?

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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.
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Could affect in youn: It could affect younger individuals.
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
Rarely: It is possible, but extremely rare. One neurologist i used to work with said that unless there is overwhelming evidence, being under 50 virtually excludes it.

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