Temporal Arteritis/ Giant Cell Arteritis... High ESR... headache, jaw claudication, muscle fatigue, visual disturbances... Associated with AORTIC ANEURYSM!

Temporal Arteritis/ Giant Cell Arteritis... High ESR... headache, jaw claudication, muscle fatigue, visual disturbances... Associated with AORTIC ANEURYSM!

Giant cell arteritis - inflammation of the arteries in the head - causes night sweats and headaches.

Giant cell arteritis - inflammation of the arteries in the head - causes night sweats and headaches.

Temporal arteritis - Giant cell Arteritis. Inflammatory process assoc with lupus, RA or infections. Unilateral, severe pain, constant. "Classic" S&S tenderness over temporal artery. F:M 3:1, avg onset 65-70 yo. Rare <50, Decr blood supply to optic nerve may cause blindness. Sed rate very high, norm in 20%. Biopsy for confirm. Admit, high-dose steroids, analgesic, neuro consult.

Temporal arteritis - Giant cell Arteritis. Inflammatory process assoc with lupus, RA or infections. Unilateral, severe pain, constant. "Classic" S&S tenderness over temporal artery. F:M 3:1, avg onset 65-70 yo. Rare <50, Decr blood supply to optic nerve may cause blindness. Sed rate very high, norm in 20%. Biopsy for confirm. Admit, high-dose steroids, analgesic, neuro consult.

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Questions and Answers About Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis

Questions and Answers About Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis

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A new study shows that cranial ultrasound has a greater sensitivity than temporal artery biopsy, and a comparable specificity in the diagnosis of Giant Cell Arteritis.

A new study shows that cranial ultrasound has a greater sensitivity than temporal artery biopsy, and a comparable specificity in the diagnosis of Giant Cell Arteritis.

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Surprising: Researchers correlate rheumatoid arthritis and giant cell arteritis with solar cycles | Watts Up With That?

Surprising: Researchers correlate rheumatoid arthritis and giant cell arteritis with solar cycles | Watts Up With That?

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Rheumatoid arthritis and giant cell arteritis linked with solar cycles - - June 15, 2015 Source: DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laborator-- ScienceDaily

Rheumatoid arthritis and giant cell arteritis linked with solar cycles - - June 15, 2015 Source: DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laborator-- ScienceDaily

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