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How can I treat temporal arteritis?

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. 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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What are the signs of temporal arteritis?

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 more

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What is use to diagnose temporal arteritis i was told it only happens i women but having severe headaches for a year sore tempals?

SEE BELOW: Typically, this occurs in far more elderly people, but, if a question, screening is done using sedimentation rate, and c-reactive protein. If elevated, a temporal artery biopsy should be confirmatory. Since you have experienced symptoms for over a year and have not lost vision, doubt you have temporal or giant cell arteritis. Maybe you have problems with your jaws. Consult with oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Could previous strokes caused by endocarditis cause temporal arteritis?

Could previous strokes caused by endocarditis cause temporal arteritis?

No: Temporal arteritis is and inflammatory condition of the artery, and would not be caused by endocarditis. Temporal arteritis can cause a stroke though. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for temporal arteritis other than prednisone?

Tocilizumab: So for a fraction of people with temporal arthritis, they possess extremely elevated il-6 levels. Il-6 is a protein that increases with inflammation and is thought to contribute to several autoimmune diseases. John stone (mgh, harvard) has described the use of tocilizumab which blocks the activity of il-6 in these patients with very good results. It may not work for everyone, so discuss with md. ...Read more

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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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