temporal arteritis

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Noun1.temporal arteritis - inflammation of the temporal arteries; characterized by headaches and difficulty chewing and (sometimes) visual impairment
arteritis - inflammation of an artery
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" MI risk also seems to be elevated as a secondary outcome."There have also been recent reports of VZV antigen/DNA found in the vessel wall of patients with giant cell arthritis and granulomatous arteritis of the aorta.
(1,2) The definitive diagnostic test is a temporal artery biopsy that shows granulomatous arteritis with giant cells and destruction of the elastic lamina.

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