Giant cell arteritis

A new study shows that cranial ultrasound has a greater sensitivity than temporal artery biopsy, and a comparable specificity in the diagnosis of Giant Cell Arteritis.

Cranial ultrasound may replace temporal artery biopsy in diagnosis of giant cell arteritis

cranial ultrasound has a greater sensitivity than temporal artery biopsy, and a comparable specificity in the diagnosis of Giant Cell Arteritis.

Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a group of disorders that cause inflammation of blood vessels. In GCA, the vessels of the head are most involved , but other blood vessels can also become inflamed. The inflammation causes the arteries to narrow, resulting in poor blood flow.

Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a group of disorders that cause inflammation of blood vessels. In GCA, the vessels of the head are most involved , but other blood vessels can also become inflamed. The inflammation causes the arteries to narrow, resulting in poor blood flow.

What is Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) or Temporal Arteritis (TA)?

What is Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) or Temporal Arteritis (TA)?

Older woman touching her head in pain. Close-up of the inflamed temporal artery.

Older woman touching her head in pain. Close-up of the inflamed temporal artery.

Researchers link chicken pox virus to giant cell arteritis.

Researchers link chicken pox virus to giant cell arteritis.

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Information for patients and caregivers on giant cell arteritis: what it is, common symptoms, getting diagnosed, and treatment options.

Giant Cell Arteritis | American College of Rheumatology | ACR

Information for patients and caregivers on giant cell arteritis: what it is, common symptoms, getting diagnosed, and treatment options.

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