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The main features of temporal arteritis are
- Anaemia, AION, Aortic arch aneurysm, Amaurosis fugax, Aches and pains
- Blindness, Bruit over the Subclavian artery
- Constitutional symptoms (night sweats, weight loss, fatigue, loss of appetit)e, CRAO
- Dramatic response to steroids, Depression
- ESR high, Elderly people are affected
- Fever, FUO
- Granulomatous infiltration with Giant cells in biopsy
- Head ache
- Ischaemic Optic Neuropathy and
- Jaw claudication
(AION: Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy)
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|Temporal arteritis is the most common form of vasculitis in the adult and with appropriate treatment it is an eminently treatable, controllable and often curable disease.|