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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Temporal arteritis is a condition that causes inflammation in the major arteries in the head and brain, which are known as temporal arteries, according to Healthline. The condition is also known as giant cell arteritis o... More »

Headache, jaw pain after chewing, blurred vision, fever, and shoulder and hip pain are the most common giant cell arteritis symptoms. Others include cough, tongue pain, throat pain, arm pain during exercise, tender scalp... More »

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White blood cells protect the immune system by fighting infections, but human immunodeficiency virus targets and destroys these helpful cells, according to WebMD. Monitoring white blood cells is crucial to treating patie... More »

Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a disease in which the protective outer coverings of nerves are attacked by the body's immune system, explains Mayo Clinic. When these outer coverings, or myelin sheaths, become damaged, ner... More »

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