Idiopathic carotidynia (IC) is a controversial clinical entity first reported by Fay in 1927 .
Furthermore, some authors suggested that levels of CRP, serum amyloid protein, fibrin degradation product D-dimer, and soluble intracellular adhesion molecule-1 appear to correlate with the clinical stage of carotidynia, thus further supporting the hypothesis of an inflammatory etiology [16, 17].
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She was diagnosed as having TAK at age 15 when she developed abdominal pain, right carotidynia
, low-grade fever, and claudication in both legs and the left arm.
Claudication (38%-81%), Carotidynia or vessel tenderness (13%-32%), Hypertension (28%-53%) (58% with renal artery stenosis in one series), Aortic regurgitation (20%-24%), Raynaud's syndrome (15%).
Features of vascular ischemia or inflammation such as claudication, diminished or absent pulse, bruit, carotidynia or asymmetric blood pressure in either upper or lower limbs (Or both) and typical angiographic features.
In the early phase patients may complain of systemic symptoms including fever, weight loss, malaise, myalgia, carotidynia, and headaches.
(i) Diminished or absent pulses (ii) Blood pressure discrepancy between the arms (>10 mmHg) (iii) Fatigue (iv) Arterial bruit (v) Headache (vi) Limb claudication (vii) Fever (viii) Light headedness (ix) Hypertension (x) Arthalgia/myalgia (xi) Carotidynia (xii) Stroke (xiii) Angina (xiv) Aortic regurgitation (xv) Weight loss (xvi) Anaemia
The mean duration of symptoms was 7.53 months with main presenting symptom being pain in the throat, foreign body sensation, referred otalgia, headache, carotidynia
, dizziness and dysphagia.
Carotidynia is a common neck pain syndrome first described by Temple Fay in 1927.
Carotidynia; migraine; carotid arteries; arteritis; temporal arteritis.
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