giant cell arteritis

Giant Cell Arteritis

Giant cell arteritis - temporal arteritis

I prefer this term to temporal arteritis, because it more accurately describes a disease that affects medium and large blood vessels throughout the body. GCA is an important condition because it can cause profound, bilateral, and irreversible blindness. Blindness is due to involvement of the ophthalmic artery and resultant infarction of the optic nerves. Read Moreā€¦