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Do a lot of people get temporal arteritis?

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

Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Giant Cell Arteritis (Definition)

Giant cell arteritis is a condition in which a person has inflammation and damage to blood vessels that supply the head area, neck, upper body, and arms. The affected areas may have pain, swollen blood vessels, ...Read more


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Is it possible to have temporal arteritis at 24? I have a lot of the symptoms , I think.

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 more

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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?

Second Opinion: If you think that you may have temporal arteritis, it is imperative that you go see a doctor for a second opinion as soon as possible. Temporal arteritis should be considered a true neuro-ophthalmic emergency. ...Read more

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I have temporal arteritis are all headaches I get caused by this disease? Some are very painful

I have temporal arteritis are all headaches I get caused by this disease? Some are very painful

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 more

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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?

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?

Yes.: In deference to your current regimen, i would place you on 10mg/7.5mg every other day, 2 weeks, and then lower you to 10/5 two weeks. When you get to 10/0 qod, you can be weaned. However, i would increase your dose of mtc to 25mg (1cc) s.C./wk. ...Read more

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Does temporal arteritis just affect in their 50's or can I afect young men too?

Does temporal arteritis just affect in their 50's or can I afect young men too?

Rarely: It is possible, but extremely rare. One neurologist i used to work with said that unless there is overwhelming evidence, being under 50 virtually excludes it. ...Read more

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What is temporal arteritis?

What is temporal arteritis?

Inflammation: Temporal arteritis (ta) is a non-infectious inflammation of the temporal arteries, ususally seen in individuals over 50 yrs. Headache or head pains are the most common complaint, associated with tender temporal arteries. Other symptoms include jaw claudication, anorexia, fever, anemia and elevated wbc. An elevated sedimentation rate(esr) is typically above 80mm/hr, but ta can occur with normal esr. ...Read more

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What is temporal arteritis?

What is temporal arteritis?

Artery inflammation: Also known as "giant cell arteritis" is an auto-immune disease characterized by inflammation of the vessels of the head and neck. Its cause is unknown. It is more common in women and usually is seen in the elderly. Definitive diagnosis requires removal of a portion of the superficial temporal artery and examination under a microscope looking for "giant cells" that are damaging the arteries. ...Read more

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How can I treat temporal arteritis?

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 more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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


Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Arteritis (Definition)

Arteritis is a term for inflammation of an artery. Many conditions that cause arteritis are caused by a person's own ...Read more