Columbus, OH
A 30-year-old female asked:

Is temporal arteritis a symptom of lupus? is there any connection?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Rare if possible: Temporal arteries is an inflammatory vasculitis that can obliterate the head blood vessels like the temporal artery (large sized). Systemic lupus can cause vasculitis & more often involves smaller caliber vessels in the kidneys, finger tips and organs. Medium sized arteries are rarely affected, & large vessels are not involved in lupus.
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