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Do A Lot Of People Get Temporal Arteritis
No: There are certain populations that are at risk including those of scandinavian ancestry, but it can be found in all populations including blacks, asians, etc there is not a clear picture to predict who gets it but these are generalizations. ...Read more
How can I get a dr 2listen to me about me about how my symptoms are the same as temporal arteritis i know im 2young but im so scared it will b 2 late?
CRAZYRARE if you did: Youngest case of path proven CLASSIC form of Giant Cell TA is age 17. Classic TA in anybody less than 50-55 would be publishable if proven & they'd be part of a group of maybe a dozen youngsters described over the past 80 years. Now, be aware there are 2 forms in young folks such as yourself. One is a BENIGN type (needs no treatment- Juvenile TA). Other is Classic Giant Cell TA (should treat). ...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
Can you get Temporal arteritis from accidentally poking myself in temple with my knuckle? Leant on my hand it slipped and knuckle got me in temple?
Take 10 mg prednisone and a shot 8cc of methotrexate weekly. Have temporal arteritis trying to get off steroids any hope been diagnosed for five year?
Steroids : If you were diagnosed with or even highly suspected of having temporal arteritis, you need to be on steroids urgently. A temporal artery biopsy can confirm the diagnosis, but steroids should be started first. Steroids can been tapered slowly over time according to your doctors recommendation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How is it that a person that is 21 can not have temporal arteritis even if they r feeling symptoms close to that problem?
Temporal arteritis: Excessive sweating, fever, general ill feeling jaw pain that comes and goes or occurs when chewing loss of appetite, muscle aches pain and stiffness in the neck, upper arms, shoulder, and hips throbbing headache on one side of the head or the back of the head scalp sensitivity, tenderness when touching the scalp vision difficulties blurred vision double vision reduced vision weakness, tiredness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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