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How Long Should Arteritis Last
My sister had takayasu arteritis known before 5months ago . giving treatment now.but doctors are said there is no longer life.plz tell another solutio?
I don't understand: what you mean by "there is no longer life" Please restate the question so that we can come up with a helpful answer ...Read more
Would someone with temporal arteritis go blind very fast if left untreated? Or could someone have it for a long time untreated & not go blind?
TA: Blindness due to temporal arteritis comes from occlusion of the artery that supplies blood flow to the eye. Occlusion happens suddenly - sight one minute and blind the next. Not everyone with TA becomes blind but that is the major risk of the disease and the reason that we treat aggressively and early. ...Read more
I was diagnosed last week with pmr & giant cell arteritis, went on steroids immediately, but so far they don't seem to be working, is this normal?
Feels like muscle spasms on left side of head, happened once or twice before, it's lasted all day on/off. Been very tired. Temporal arteritis?
Arteritis: This is inflammation of an arterial blood vessel. This is caused either by allergy to a drug where the body thinks the drug is foreign and needs to be removed. Other times the body just reacts against the blood vessels, causing blockage, usually accompanied by a rash, fever, damage to organs the blood vessel supplies ie kidney, lung skin, eye, brain, joint ...Read more
No known prevenion: The term "arteritis" simply means inflamed arteries. It is part of a larger group of diseases known as vasculitis. They are autoimmune in nature with most having no known mechanism. Some forms of vasculitis are associated with hepatitis b and some are result of medications and infections. Several types have genetic and ethnic predisposition such as bechet's disease and takayasu's arteritis. ...Read more
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