College Point, NY
A 55-year-old female asked:
Whats most common age for temporal arteritis? headaches in left temple on & off for few years & concerned, could it go on this long w/o getting worse?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 8 years experience
55: It is more common in women than in men by a ratio of 2:1 and more common in those of Northern European descent, as well as those residing at higher (northern/southern) latitudes. The mean age of onset is >55 years, and it is rare in those younger than 55 years of age.
If you suspect this your doctor can start you on steroids.
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