Giant Cell Arteritis

Last updated: 2021-11-06  |  1347 Views  | 

Giant Cell Arteritis

Giant Cell Arteritis


Temporal arteritis is a condition in which the arteries become inflamed or swollen, also called temporal arteritis. However, other arteries can become inflamed. Inflammation narrows the blood vessels. clogged arteries unable to feed tissue If it's the eye, it can cause blindness.

cause
Most of the symptoms are related to the head and face, headache, sore scalp. especially in the temples, jaw pain, tongue when chewing or speaking Seeing blurry or double images flu-like symptoms such as muscle pain, joint stiffness, fever, fatigue, loss of appetite

diagnosis
From the history taking, physical examination, blood test, looking for inflammation, ESR may require a biopsy of the temporal artery. An X-ray of the lungs increases the risk of developing an abdominal aortic aneurysm, which is the main artery that distributes blood to various areas.

treatment

give pennisolone 40-60 mg per day Eat continuously for 1 month If symptoms improve, the dosage will be gradually reduced. Duration of treatment is 1-2 years. In people with worse vision, injections should be given. Total methylprednisolone 3-5 days



Things to do

You should take all the medicines as prescribed by your doctor, even if your symptoms have improved.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effects from your medication.

You should tell your doctor if it doesn't improve after a week of treatment.

It should be noted that long-term use of pennisolone can cause cataracts, peptic ulcers, osteoporosis, diabetes and
pressure

Tell your doctor if your vision worsens.

Tell your doctor if you have a new headache. Fever or pain when chewing food



don't do

Don't miss a doctor's appointment

Don't forget to treat penicillin for 1-2 years. to prevent recurrence

Do not ignore the symptoms of blurred vision. May blindness if treatment is slow



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