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What is temporal arteritis?

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Temporal arteritis -- also known as giant cell arteritis -- is a condition that inflames and ultimately damages large and medium-sized arteries. The name of the condition stems from the fact that some of the affected arteries provide blood to the head, including the temples.

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American College of Rheumatology.

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 13, 2018

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American College of Rheumatology.

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 13, 2018

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