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Giant Cell Arteritis

Picture of 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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Stanford M. Shoor, MD - Rheumatology
Last Revised April 13, 2011

Last Revised: April 13, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Stanford M. Shoor, MD - Rheumatology

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