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Giant Cell Arteritis

A systemic autoimmune disorder that typically affects medium and large ARTERIES, usually leading to occlusive granulomatous vasculitis with transmural infiltrate containing multinucleated GIANT CELLS. The TEMPORAL ARTERY is commonly involved. This disorder appears primarily in people over the age of 50. Symptoms include FEVER; FATIGUE; HEADACHE; visual impairment; pain in the jaw and tongue; and aggravation of pain by cold temperatures. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed)

Year introduced: 2008 (1963)

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Tree Number(s): C10.114.875.700, C10.228.140.300.850.500, C14.907.253.946.700, C14.907.940.090.530, C14.907.940.907.700, C17.800.862.252, C20.111.258.962.800

MeSH Unique ID: D013700

Entry Terms:

  • Arteritides, Giant Cell
  • Arteritis, Giant Cell
  • Giant Cell Arteritides
  • Arteritis, Giant Cell, Horton's
  • Horton's Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Horton Disease
  • Horton Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Horton's Disease
  • Hortons Disease
  • Arteritis, Giant Cell, Horton
  • Giant Cell Arteritis, Horton
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Arteritides, Temporal
  • Temporal Arteritides
  • Arteritis, Temporal
  • Juvenile Temporal Arteritis
  • Arteritides, Juvenile Temporal
  • Arteritis, Juvenile Temporal
  • Juvenile Temporal Arteritides
  • Temporal Arteritides, Juvenile
  • Temporal Arteritis, Juvenile
  • Aortic Arteritis, Giant Cell
  • Giant Cell Aortitis, Horton's
  • Giant Cell Aortitis
  • Aortitis, Giant Cell
  • Aortitides, Giant Cell
  • Giant Cell Aortitides
  • Giant Cell Aortic Arteritis
  • Cranial Arteritis
  • Arteritides, Cranial
  • Arteritis, Cranial
  • Cranial Arteritides

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