Giant cell arteritis
Giant cell erteritis
Giant cell arteritis is an inflammation of the lining of the arteries that typically affects the arteries in the head. Giant cell arteritis can frequently cause headaches, scalp tenderness, jaw pain and vision problems.
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Typical Age of onset
Mostly occurs in adults between the ages of 70 - 80.
- Persistent, severe head pain, usually in your temple area
- Jaw pain when you chew or open your mouth wide
- Scalp tenderness
- Unintended weight loss
- Vision loss or double vision, especially in those who also have jaw pain
- Sudden, permanent loss of vision in one eye
Source: Mayo Clinic