How common are nonspecific symptoms in 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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Nonspecific symptoms of cough and sore throat occur in 17% and 11% of patients, respectively, but are rarely the presenting complaints. Amaurosis fugax occurs in 10% overall (initially in 2%), and some degree of permanent visual loss occurs in 8% (initial symptom in 3%).


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