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Can anyone tell me about carotidynia as a subset of vasculitis/arteritis in relation to ctd? Evidenced by high crp/enlargement of carotid bulb/pain

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: May not be arteritis

Carotidynia may not necessarily be related to arteritis.
The elevated CRP and possibly other lab could suggest arteritis. I would suggest looking for takayasu disease. But this carotid pain can also be due to myofascial noninflammatory.

In brief: May not be arteritis

Carotidynia may not necessarily be related to arteritis.
The elevated CRP and possibly other lab could suggest arteritis. I would suggest looking for takayasu disease. But this carotid pain can also be due to myofascial noninflammatory.
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Kirk Charles
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Inflammation

Carotidynia indicates there is ongoing inflammation of the carotid artery.
Active vasculitis/inflammation needs to be treated with a course of steroids.

In brief: Inflammation

Carotidynia indicates there is ongoing inflammation of the carotid artery.
Active vasculitis/inflammation needs to be treated with a course of steroids.
Dr. Kirk Charles
Dr. Kirk Charles
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