What symptoms of giant cell arteritis (GCA) (temporal arteritis) are related to large artery involvement?

Updated: Sep 03, 2020
  • Author: Mythili Seetharaman, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Certain clinical characteristics distinguish large-vessel GCA from cranial GCA. Approximately 88% of large-vessel involvement occurs in women. Patients typically have a younger age at onset, fewer constitutional symptoms, and a longer interval until diagnosis.


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