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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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Symptoms of temporal arteritis should be what?

Symptoms of temporal arteritis should be what?

Headache: Initially the headache may be the only presenting symptom with the temporal and occipital regions being the most common locations. Tender spots or nodules may be present in the scalp, especially over inflamed arteries. ...Read more

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What kinds of symptoms would suggest temporal arteritis?

There are many: Temporal arteritis(ta) is an inflammation of the arteries. It is an autoimmune process. The signs and symptoms are related to the location of the inflammation. This inflammation leads to swelling of the internal canal of the artery resulting in decreased blood flow. Severe headache, jaw pain, scalp tenderness, visual loss, sometimes fever, weight loss, muscle aches, occur. ...Read more

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Vein my right temple seems to be slightly swollen, pulse is very strong and is tender to the touch but no other symptoms. Temporal arteritis?

Temporal arteritis: You describe a swollen "vein" in the temple. Temporal arteritis is an inflammatory condition of uncertain ideology affecting the temporal artery and other large arteries, like the aorta. It is unlikely that you have this condition. However, the best option is to see an MD urgently, as giant cell arteritis can cause occlusion of the ophthalmic artery and blindness. Treatment is may be needed. ...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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Does temporal arteritis manifest any particular symptoms?

There are many: Temporal arteritis(ta) is an inflammation of the arteries. The signs and symptoms are related to the location of the inflammation. This inflammation leads to swelling of the internal canal of the artery resulting in decreased blood flow. Arteries of the head and neck are most commonly involved. Severe headache, jaw pain, scalp tenderness, visual loss, sometimes fever, weight loss, muscle aches. ...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 is it that a person that is 21 can not have temporal arteritis even if they r feeling symptoms close to that problem?

How is it that a person that is 21 can not have temporal arteritis even if they r feeling symptoms close to that problem?

It is!: Despite your symptoms, temporal arteritis is not just clinical term, but also requires hard data (increased crp, evidence for arteritis by biopsy, or mra). If the basic data are missing, then you don't have it! than god for not having that dx. ...Read more

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Is Temporal arteritis a symptom of lupus? Is there any connection?

Is Temporal arteritis a symptom of lupus? Is there any connection?

Rare if possible: Temporal arteries is an inflammatory vasculitis that can obliterate the head blood vessels like the temporal artery (large sized). Systemic lupus can cause vasculitis & more often involves smaller caliber vessels in the kidneys, finger tips and organs. Medium sized arteries are rarely affected, & large vessels are not involved in lupus. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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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