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Temporal Arteritis

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A systemic disease of people over 50 years old. It is characterized by a necrotizing panarteritis with granulomas and giant cells, which produce unilateral headache and tenderness in the scalp over the temporal or occipital arteries. Erythema and the affected artery become evident as a hard, pulsating, tender bulge under red or cyanotic skin. Scalp gangrene may also be present. (From Andrews' Diseases of the Skin, 8th ed, p971)

synonyms

Temporal Arteritis, Arteritis Cranialis, Arteritis Temporalis, Giant Cell Arteritis, Horton's Syndrome

UMLS

Arteritides, Giant Cell, Arteritides, Temporal, ARTERITIS OF THE AGED, Arteritis, cranial, Arteritis, Giant Cell, ARTERITIS, GRANULOMATOUS, Arteritis, Temporal, Cranial arteritis, Disease, Horton's, GCA, GCA - Giant cell arteritis, Giant Cell Arteritides, Giant Cell Arteritis, Giant cell arteritis NOS, HORTON DISEASE, HORTON SYNDROME, Horton's disease, Horton's, disease, Temporal Arteritides, Temporal Arteritis, Temporal giant cell arteritis

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