Temporal Arteritis

- Manifestations: 
- decrease / loss in vision / jaw claudication; 
- that temporal arteritis is a systemic illness (low grade fever, malaise, weight loss, anorexia, weakness) seen in patients over 50 years of age; 
- if this condition is suspected, order ESR
- visual loss in Temporal arteritis is a medical emergency and should be managed in consultation with a neurologist or rheumatologist

Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 2:14 pm