temporal arteritis


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temporal arteritis

[′tem·prəl ‚ärd·ə′rīd·əs]
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Temporal arteritis can lead to vision loss or blindness in about 20 percent of untreated cases, and can precipitate a stroke or even death.
Functional Headache: The most frequent include tension headache, vertebrogenic headache, cluster headache, sinus headache, vascular headache, and temporal arteritis.
Temporal arteritis is a granulomatous vasculitis and the presence of lymphocyte infiltration and giant cells with fragmentation of internal elastic lamina are characteristic findings on biopsy (9).
Generalized involvement of several nodes accompanied by systemic involvement is called as multicentric type of CD.8 Uncommon sites of involvement are oropharynx, nasopharynx, pericardium and soft tissues.10 The etio-pathogenesis remains uncertain but there are various hypotheses such as overproduction of IL-6, infection with human herpes virus8, functional block of plasmacytoid monocytes, autoimmunity and dysplasia of follicular dendritic cells.2-4 There are some clinicopathologic conditions that might be associated with CD; paraneoplastic pemphigus, Kaposi\'s sarcoma, Hodgkin\'s lymphoma, nephrotic syndrome, temporal arteritis, myasthenia gravis, recurrent pleural effusion and FDCS.4
angina, temporal arteritis, thrombosis, torn ligament) demanding prompt treatment, or a chronic condition (e.g.
He also had past medical history of temporal arteritis, hypertension, left hip arthroplasty and left inguinal hernia repair.
Of the secondary headaches, one of the most important to recognise is GCA, often referred to as temporal arteritis. Pathologically, it is a patchy granulomatous inflammation of medium to large arteries and is not confined to the temporal region.
The artery most commonly affected is the temporal artery on either side of the head under the skin and the condition is sometimes called temporal arteritis. If left untreated it can cause serious sight loss.
Diagnosing late onset rheumatoid arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, and temporal arteritis in patients presenting with polymyalgic symptoms.
Saturday, June 9, at Central Presbyterian Church in Eugene for Joan Mary Bray of Eugene, who died May 28 of temporal arteritis. She was 92.
Dr Brian Morton, former president of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) in NSW and chairman of the Council of General Practice, said he saw a man with symptoms of temporal arteritis - inflammation and damage to blood vessels that supply the head area.