Giant cell arteritis, previously known as temporal arteritis, is a disease in which the immune system harmfully targets the temporal arteries and other blood vessels, according to the John Hopkins Vasculitis Center. The ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Giant cell arteritis is a condition in which the arterial lining becomes inflamed, according to Mayo Clinic. Typically, the inflamed arteries are located in the temple region of the head. Giant cell arteritis is also kno... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Some treatments for temporal arteritis include corticosteroid therapy, bone strengthening and the administration of immunosuppressants, according to MedlinePlus. The course of treatment spans one to two years, but doctor... More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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