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Cause Of Temporal Arteritis
No: Temporal arteritis is a vasculitis or blood vessel inflammation. It is unusual to have it at your age. Exercise does not help it. If this is really what you have, it must be treated with steroids like Prednisone. See a doctor to be tested and examined. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Strokes in endocarditis are usually due to septic vegetation emboli breaking off the infected heart valve and going to the brain. Mycotic aneurysms can rupture causing severe life threatening hemorrhagic strokes. Temporal arteritis is an autoimmune giant cell arteritis of the temporal arteries. It is associated with polymyalgia rheumatica and has nothing to do with bacterial endocarditis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can jaw issues cause temporal arteritis or symptoms resembling it? Jaw locks & clicks on same side as recently bulging forehead artery. Normal bp
Im on a second round of amoxicillin for a suspected ongoing sinus infection. I have lots of pain and pressure in temples. Im worried that ongoing use of amox will cause temporal arteritis?
Bx confirmed?: Temporal arteritis is a serious issue and should be confirmed with bx and more recently, mra studies. It is a very high grade inflammatory disease, and requires staunch antiinflammatory rx. Pain comes from inflammation of the cerebral vessels that have "giant cell vasculitis."however, if your inflammation numbers (CRP) are down, your headaches may have another cause. Steroids, mtx, and tnf-a are rxs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They could be.: Temporal arteritis, also known as giant cell arteritis, is a systemic autoimmune vasculitis that affects the lining of arteries throughout the body. It is uncommon in patients below 60 and can be chronic and recurrent. The difficulty in managment is in knowing which symptoms are not due to the gca or treatment side effects. Presentation can be highly variable. Exam and work up is key. CRP too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Re: vasculitis, temporal arteritis, gca - does artery inflammation change - worse at times, improve or change - if so what would cause changes (?)
Does a clear ophthalmic exam rule out temporal arteritis or aneurysm as cause of visual problems/other unilateral symptoms? The doctor said "sounds vascular" afterward but didn't elaborate. Very worried.
Giant Cell Arteritis (Temporal Arteritis) (Definition)
Temporal arteritis, also called giant cell arteritis, is a condition of inflammation of the arteries in the head resulting in headache, fever, scalp pain, jaw pain, and vision loss. ...Read more
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