What are the risk factors for giant cell arteritis (GCA) (temporal arteritis)?

Updated: Sep 03, 2020
  • Author: Mythili Seetharaman, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Age and female sex are established risk factors for GCA, a genetic component seems likely, and infection may have a role (see Etiology).


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