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What is giant cell arteritis?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Dr. Richard Wieder
Ophthalmology

In brief: Giant cell arteritis

Giant cell, or temporal arteritis is an inflammatory condition which affects the lining of various blood vessels around the body.
It is often associated with a condition called polymyalgia rheumatica. Symptoms include weight loss, scalp tenderness, pain in your jaw joint, as well as transient vision loss. This can cause permanent vision changes as well. It is treated with long term steroids.

In brief: Giant cell arteritis

Giant cell, or temporal arteritis is an inflammatory condition which affects the lining of various blood vessels around the body.
It is often associated with a condition called polymyalgia rheumatica. Symptoms include weight loss, scalp tenderness, pain in your jaw joint, as well as transient vision loss. This can cause permanent vision changes as well. It is treated with long term steroids.
Dr. Richard Wieder
Dr. Richard Wieder
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