Giant Cell Arteritis D013700

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Diseases [C] » Cardiovascular Diseases [C14] » Vascular Diseases » Vasculitis » Arteritis » Giant Cell Arteritis

Diseases [C] » Cardiovascular Diseases [C14] » Vascular Diseases » Vasculitis » Vasculitis, Central Nervous System » Giant Cell Arteritis

Diseases [C] » Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases [C17] » Skin Diseases » Skin Diseases, Vascular » Giant Cell Arteritis

Description

A systemic autoimmune disorder that typically affects medium and large ARTERIES, usually leading to occlusive granulomatous vasculitis with transmural infiltrate containing multinucleated GIANT CELLS. The TEMPORAL ARTERY is commonly involved. This disorder appears primarily in people over the age of 50. Symptoms include FEVER; FATIGUE; HEADACHE; visual impairment; pain in the jaw and tongue; and aggravation of pain by cold temperatures. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed)   MeSH

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