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Difference between spring catarrhal and giant papillary conjunctivitis and giant cell arteritis?

Difference between spring catarrhal and giant papillary conjunctivitis and giant cell arteritis?

Conjunctivitis: The first two can be related and the latter is a whole different ball game of more serious proportion. ...Read more

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What is giant cell arteritus?

What is  giant cell arteritus?

Inflammation arterie: Giant cell arteritis often effects the arteries of the temple/ head . It causes inflammation in the lining of the arteries & can lead to symptoms like head or jaw pain, visual changes, or even stroke. ...Read more

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What is giant cell arteritis?

Vascular inflammatio: It is a specific form of vascular inflammation in which there is inflammatory disruption of vessel lining, usually with visible giant cells, which is often associated with headaches, fatigue, anemia and can produce blindness. ...Read more

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Has giant cell or temporal arteritis ever found to be hereditary?

Has giant cell or temporal arteritis ever found to be hereditary?

TA hereditary?: Recent research has indicated that genetic (inherited) factors play a role in who becomes afflicted with the illness. Theories have included viral stimulation of the immune system in genetically susceptible individuals. ...Read more

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Multiple variably sized & shaped necrotizing epitheliod granulomas cuffed by dense lymphoplasmacytic inflamatory cells.PCR negative.pyrexia...-> TB?

Multiple variably sized & shaped necrotizing epitheliod granulomas cuffed by dense lymphoplasmacytic inflamatory cells.PCR negative.pyrexia...-> TB?

Need more info: Where are these granulomas? PCR for what? If tissue was tested for TB and was negative by PCR, it not likely to be TB. From what you have provided a diagnosis of sarcoidosis should be considered, however the issue is too complicated to be addressed in this forum. Please discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is giant papillary conjuctivitis?

See below: Also called contact lens papillary conjunctivis now, it is irritation caused by most commonly contact lens use. It is itching and instability as well as inability to wear contact lenses as long as before. Treated with proper contact lens hygiene and potentially steroids, if needed. ...Read more

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What is giant papillary conjunctivitis?

What is giant papillary conjunctivitis?

Allergy to CL: Typically this reaction occurs in response to soft contact lens wear. It is an allergic response to the protein deposited into the contact lenses. The symptoms can be red eye, discharge, and foreign body sensation after removing of contacts. Treatment can be with discontinuing contact lens wear and eyedrops. Daily disposable contacts are good for those prone to this condition. ...Read more

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Compare giant papillary conjunctivitis or vernal keratoconjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis: The two names are sometimes used inter changeably. ...Read more

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What kind of lenses should people who have giant papillary conjunctivitis use?

What kind of lenses should people who have giant papillary conjunctivitis use?

LENSES FOR GPC: In acute cases it is better to avoid wearing contact lenses for 2to4 weeks till the symptoms improve and eye looks better on exam. ...Read more

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In what way is giant cell arteritis an autoimmune disease?

In what way is giant cell arteritis an autoimmune disease?

Inflammation: Giant cell arteritis is an inflammation of the lining of your arteries — the blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood from your heart to the rest of your body. Most often, it affects the arteries in your head, especially those in your temples. It is the result of your immune system wrongly targeting your own tissue and that's why it's called an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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How are polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis diagnosed?

Overlapping: They are overlapping disorders. They can occur separately or together. Clinical experience of the doctor and elevated erythrocyte sedimentationrate are the most reliable findings. ...Read more

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What is a giant cell astrocytoma?

What is a giant cell astrocytoma?

Rare brain tumor: It is a type of tumor that arises from the astrocytic cells in the brain and on biopsy shows large cells with multiple nuclei (hence the name). It is an uncommon form of primary brain tumor. ...Read more

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My sister has developed giant cell arteritis. What is it exactly?

GCA: GCA can cause proximal muscle weakness making it hard to climb stairs or get out of a chair; can cause blindness; can cause aortic aneurysms and can cause arterial occlusion of the arm all of which are treatable or preventable. It is an inflammation of the arteries. Problem typically treated by a Rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Giant papillary conjunctivitis or vernal keratoconjunctivitis, what's the difference?

Giant papillary conjunctivitis or vernal keratoconjunctivitis, what's the difference?

GPC vs vernal: GPC usually due to contact lens overuse. Vernal (VKC): or Spring catarrh is a seasonal allergic disorder; both mediated by IgE and can look similar under microscope. See eyedoc2020@blogspot.com for more info. ...Read more