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Temporal Arteritis 太阳穴动脉炎

Temporal Arteritis, also know as cranial arteritis or giant cell arteritis (GCA), is a condition that involves the temporal arteries that supply blood to the head and brain. It typically affects the large vessels, but smaller vessels can be involved, as well. These arteries become inflamed and can cause the patient to experience a lot of pain and permanent vision loss. Giant cell arteritis is an ophthalmic emergency and prompt intervention is required to prevent permanent vision loss and significant morbidities (De Smit, et al., 2016).

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