Some of the autoimmune diseases that increasingly fuel demand for plasmapheresis include type 1 diabetes, celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, temporal arteritis
About 15 to 30 percent of people with polymyalgia rheumatica also develop temporal arteritis
, a serious condition that may cause blindness, so you should see your doctor if this is a concern.
Exclusion criteria were as follows: (1) other diseases that can cause edema of the optic disc, such as a brain tumor; (2) other ocular diseases that can cause VF defects, such as retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, and glaucoma; (3) complications from systemic autoimmune diseases; (4) any evidence suggestive of temporal arteritis
, such as a history of scalp tenderness, Westergren sedimentation rate ≥40 mm/h, or positive C-reactive protein; and (5) those without a detailed medical record.
"A less common but important cause of headache on the side of the head is temporal arteritis
. This is when there is inflammation in the blood vessel at the temple.
Lynn et al., "The effect of temporal artery biopsy on the treatment of temporal arteritis
," Am J Surg, vol.
Here, we present a very unusual type of IVLBCL with unilateral visual loss and proptosis, thus mimicking temporal arteritis
. The lymphoma also involved the retroperitoneal lymph nodes which made the case very challenging because the disorder is known to present typically in extranodal sites.
Methylprednisolone (1 mg/kg) was started immediately in consideration of temporal arteritis
. On the 13th day, lesions of purple coloured macules appeared in both toe tips and soles which were evaluated as vasculitic lesions.
 reported four cases of cryptococcal infection (three meningitis) in patients whose immunosuppression was related to chronic lymphocytic leukemia, giant cell temporal arteritis
, gastric neoplasm and lupus, respectively.
(4,10,11) Interestingly, temporal arteritis
and PMR have also been reported in association with squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue, myelodysplastic and myeloproliferative syndromes, prostate cancer, lung adenocarcinoma, and renal cell carcinoma.
It is recommended for temporal arteritis
(inflamed arteries), varicose veins, lumbago, sciatica, rheumatism, intermittent claudication (lameness in the legs due to poor blood supply), restlessness in children, sleeplessness, whooping cough, chronic bronchitis and parasthesia (chronic pins and needles).
GCA, also known as temporal arteritis
, affects an estimated 228,000 people over the age of 50 in the US, and the disease is two to three times more likely to affect women than men.
Examination revealed tender and bulging left temporal artery suspicious of temporal arteritis
(TA); however, his normal erythrocyte sedimentation rate minimized TA as a likely diagnosis.