Temporal Arteritis: A Nearly Catastrophic Miss
Michelle Taylor1, Leela Raju2 and VK Raju3*
1West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, USA
2NYU Langone Eye Center, New York, USA
3Regional Eye Associates, Inc. and West Virginia University, USA
*Corresponding Author: VK Raju, Regional Eye Associates, Inc. and West Virginia University, USA.
Received: December 04, 2021; Published: April 06, 2022
Temporal arteritis, also known as giant cell arteritis, is a disease that can affect both males and females over 50 years of age. Temporal arteritis may be uncommon, but it is not benign and may cause its victims to become irreversibly blind if the disease is not identified and treated promptly. Various symptoms may present in a slow and insidious manner, which can make the diagnosis initially less obvious. We present a patient who went to multiple physicians and was diagnosed with stress and occipital neuralgia before finally being correctly diagnosed with temporal arteritis.
Keywords: Temporal Arteritis; Giant Cell Arteritis; Blindness; Loss of Vision; Jaw Claudication; Jaw Pain; Headache; Weight Loss; Weakness; Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
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