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Have daily headaches have temporal arteritis what causes headaches?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Bx confirmed?

Temporal arteritis is a serious issue and should be confirmed with bx and more recently, mra studies.
It is a very high grade inflammatory disease, and requires staunch antiinflammatory rx. Pain comes from inflammation of the cerebral vessels that have "giant cell vasculitis."however, if your inflammation numbers (CRP) are down, your headaches may have another cause. Steroids, mtx, and tnf-a are rxs.

In brief: Bx confirmed?

Temporal arteritis is a serious issue and should be confirmed with bx and more recently, mra studies.
It is a very high grade inflammatory disease, and requires staunch antiinflammatory rx. Pain comes from inflammation of the cerebral vessels that have "giant cell vasculitis."however, if your inflammation numbers (CRP) are down, your headaches may have another cause. Steroids, mtx, and tnf-a are rxs.
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Dr. Paul Gilson
Neurology
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In brief: Treatable headaches

Temporal arteritis is treated with oral prednisone.
It's an auto-immune disorder usualy diagianosed by a proper history and a lab test called a "sedimination rate-esr". Prompt tx is necessary to avoid a stroke, blindness or rarely cardiac ischemia.

In brief: Treatable headaches

Temporal arteritis is treated with oral prednisone.
It's an auto-immune disorder usualy diagianosed by a proper history and a lab test called a "sedimination rate-esr". Prompt tx is necessary to avoid a stroke, blindness or rarely cardiac ischemia.
Dr. Paul Gilson
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