GIANT CELL ARTERITIS (Temporal or Cranial Arteritis). Idiopathic vasculitis Same disease spectrum as polymyalgia rheumatica Mainly women 65-80 years old Medium and large arteries in head & neck involved. Headache Scalp tenderness Thickened temporal arteries Jaw claudication
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Thickened temporal arteries
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Weight loss, anorexia, fever, night sweats, malaise & depressionGIANT CELL ARTERITISPresentation