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Temporal Arteritis/ Giant Cell Arteritis... High ESR... headache, jaw claudication, muscle fatigue, visual disturbances... Associated with AORTIC ANEURYSM!

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Night Sweats and Headaches

Giant cell arteritis - inflammation of the arteries in the head - causes night sweats and headaches.

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Temporal arteritis - Giant cell Arteritis. Inflammatory process assoc with lupus, RA or infections. Unilateral, severe pain, constant. "Classic" S&S tenderness over temporal artery. F:M 3:1, avg onset 65-70 yo. Rare <50, Decr blood supply to optic nerve may cause blindness. Sed rate very high, norm in 20%. Biopsy for confirm. Admit, high-dose steroids, analgesic, neuro consult.

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Giant Cell Arteritis/Temporal (Cranial) Arteritis Read:

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Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a debilitating autoimmune disease that causes severe inflammation of the blood vessels.

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Rheumatoid arthritis and giant cell arteritis linked with solar cycles

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