Giant Cell Arteritis
Giant cell arteritis causes inflamed arteries of the scalp, neck, and arms. “Inflamed” means redness or heat, swelling, and pain. The arteries most affected are those in the temples on either side of the head.
Part of: Vasculitis
About Giant Cell Arteritis
Giant cell arteritis, also known as temporal arteritis and cranial arteritis, is a disorder that results in inflammation of arteries of the scalp (most apparent in the temporal arteries, which are located on the temples on each side of the head), neck, and arms. This inflammation causes the arteries to narrow, impeding adequate blood flow.
For a good prognosis, it is critical to receive early treatment, before irreversible tissue damage occurs….Read more about Giant Cell Arteritis NIH – National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases