Temporal arteritis

N. M. Rich

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Although its diagnosis can be confusing initially, temporal arteritis should be easily diagnosed by its local and systemic manifestations, including headache of recent onset in an elderly patient, visual disturbance, an increased sedimentation rate, and a classic palpable tenderness along the course of the temporal artery. Immediate hospitalization is recommended when the diagnosis is made and steroid therapy is begun, along with measures for symptomatic relief of headaches. With the increasingly aging population in the United States, one predicts that this disease entity of obscure etiology will become prevalent. Thus all physicians should have a basic knowledge and understanding of the disease process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)693-698
Number of pages6
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes


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