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Giant Cell Arteritis

Giant cell arteritis

Giant cell arteritis, or temporal arteritis, is an inflammation of the arteries. It often occurs in the side of the face near the temple. The artery may appear swollen and be tender.

Current as of: December 9, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine