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

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

Temporal arteritis most often occurs in senior citizens, according to Mayo Clinic. About twice as many women develop this condition. People of Northern European descent, particularly Scandinavian, are at greater risk, as... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cardiac Health
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