Giant cell arteritis

It is a condition that occurs when medium-sized arteries become inflamed, blocking the flow of blood to a specific organ. Giant cell arteritis, also known as temporal arteritis, may impair the function of the eyes, scalp and jaw, symptoms include vision loss, diplopia, headache, scalp fragility and pain, especially in the temples. Giant cell arteritis most frequently affects patients over 55 years of age.
Treatment with steroids should begin with the onset of symptoms.

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