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A 39-year-old female asked:

What would cause vasculitis in rt carotid artery and temporal arteries (or effect arteries of neck and head)? past injury or vad a possible cause?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Vasculitis: Vasculitis is an autoimmune disease and different vessels can be affected. You should see a rheumatologist for the proper diagnosis.
Dr. Arthur Mandelin
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Probably Not: Vasculitis is usually not related to injury or prior vascular disease. Temporal arteritis (which it sounds like you might be describing) is most commonly something that "just happens" with no known cause or trigger.

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Last updated Jul 30, 2015

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