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Giant Cell / Temporal Arteritis - Information - Symptoms - Treatment

Information on the symptoms and treatment of Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA). GCA is also known as Temporal Arteritis or Cranial Arteritis. GCA is a type of vasculitis involving inflammation and damage to the blood vessels, particularly those that branch from the neck. GCA can exist independently, coexist with, or follow Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR).
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Giant Cell Arteritis - What You Need to Know
Giant cell arteritis is one of the types of vasculitis. Arteries of the head and scalp are most commonly involved.

Vasculitis - What You Need to Know
Vasculitis is a type of arthritis that involves inflammation of the blood vessels.

Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis
Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis are rheumatic diseases.

Giant Cell Arteritis, Cranial Arteritis or Temporal Arteritis
An overview of the symptoms, treatment, and diagnosis of Giant Cell Arteritis, Cranial Arteritis or Temporal Arteritis.

Carotid Artery Anatomy - ( Photo-Picture)
There are four carotid arteries, two on each side of the neck: right and left internal carotid arteries, and right and left external carotid arteries. The carotid arteries deliver oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the head and brain.

Fact Sheet - Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA)
Fact sheet about GCA, When an older person complains of a new, persisting headache, especially if accompanied by flu-like symptoms or weight loss, it may due to a condition called giant cell arteritis, a disease of blood vessels that may occur together with polymyalgia rheumatica, from ACR.

What You Need to Know About PMR and GCA
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA) frequently affect the same types of people. The diseases may occur independently or in the same patient, from Cleveland Clinic.

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