Giant cell arteritis (GCA), or temporal arteritis, is a systemic inflammatory vasculitis of unknown etiology that occurs in older persons and can. This article reviews the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Palabras clave. Arteritis de células gigantes, Vasculitis, Biopsia de arteria temporal. Keywords. Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Mar 1, , Jordi Camins-Fàbregas and others published Carotidinia y arteritis temporal de células gigantes.

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Impaired elastic properties of ascending aorta in patient giant cell arteritis. Clinical and biopsy findings.

¿Qué es la arteritis de células gigantes? – American Academy of Ophthalmology

Magnetic resonance imaging of large vessel vasculitis. From Monday to Friday from 9 a. Are you a health professional able to prescribe or dispense drugs? Treatment of glucocorticoid-resistant or relapsing Takayasu arteritis with methotrexate. Aortic arch arteritis in the elderly: This artery is situated close to the skin just in front of your ears and continues up givantes your scalp.

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References Docken WP, et al. Anticardiolipin antibodies in giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica: Federico CeccatoSergio O. Disease pattern in cranial and large-vessel giant cell arteritis.

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Diagnosis of giant cell arteritis. If you’re not used to exercising, start out slowly and build up gradually. Arthritis Care, 49pp.

Read this article in English. Large vessel GCA emerges as a different variant of this vasculitis, which is more frequently in women with a lack of cranial symptoms and high rate of negative findings on temporal artery biopsy. Prompt treatment with corticosteroid medications usually relieves symptoms of giant cell arteritis and might prevent loss of vision.

Advertising revenue supports our not-for-profit mission. Imaging procedures are playing an increasingly important role in the evaluation of patients with giant-cell arteritis. Headache Disorders Giant Cell Arteritis.

Arthritis Rheum, 42pp. Pathophysiology Inflammation of medium and large arteries originating from aortic arch Infiltration of arterial wall with inflammatory cells Localized to elastic laminae May extend to panarteritis Intima thickens results in lumen narrowing, Occlusion Causes Arteritic Ischemic Optic Neuropathy. Your health care team can answer your questions, and online support groups might also be of help.

Know the possible side effects of the medications you take, and report any changes in your health to your doctor. For this reason, your doctor will try to rule out other possible causes of your problem.


If you have visual loss before starting treatment with corticosteroids, it’s unlikely that your vision will improve. Course Self limited course over months to years with Corticosteroid s Risk of permanent blindness if untreated Contralateral eye is typically affected within weeks requires prompt management.

Because this complication can occur even years after the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis, your doctor might monitor your aorta with annual chest X-rays or other imaging tests, such as ultrasound and CT.

Current challenges and opportunities. Clinical manifestations of giant cell arteritis. Treatment of giant cell arteritis.

¿Qué es la arteritis de células gigantes?

Most often, it affects the arteries in your head, especially those in your temples. American College of Rheumatology. If you develop a new, persistent headache or any of the signs and symptoms listed above, see your doctor without delay. Epidemiology and mortality in patient with polymyalgia rheumatica. Regular aerobic exercise, such as walking, can help prevent bone loss, high blood pressure and diabetes. Giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica.