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Introduction: GCA

Description of GCA

GCA (medical condition): Inflamed head artery causing headache....more »

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Temporal arteritis:
  »Introduction: Temporal arteritis
  »Symptoms of Temporal arteritis
  »Tests for Temporal arteritis
  »Treatments for Temporal arteritis

GCA: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

GCA is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that GCA, or a subtype of GCA, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

GCA as a Disease

GCA: Another name for Temporal arteritis (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Temporal arteritis
  »Symptoms of Temporal arteritis
  »Treatments for Temporal arteritis

GCA: Related Diseases

GCA: GCA is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of GCA (Temporal arteritis)

Some of the symptoms of GCA incude:

Treatments for GCA (Temporal arteritis)

Treatments for GCA (Temporal arteritis) include:

Treatment of GCA: For more treatment information about GCA, see treatment of Temporal arteritis (GCA)

GCA: Article Excerpts about Temporal arteritis

NINDS Vasculitis including Temporal Arteritis Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Temporal arteritis (also called cranial or giant cell arteritis) is an inflammation of the temporal artery (which runs over the... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Vasculitis including Temporal Arteritis Information Page: NINDS)

Questions and Answers About Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis: NIAMS (Excerpt)

Giant cell arteritis, also known as temporal arteritis and cranial arteritis, is a disorder that results in swelling of arteries... (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis: NIAMS)

Headache -- Hope Through Research: NINDS (Excerpt)

Arteritis, an inflammation of certain arteries in the head, primarily affects people over age 50. Symptoms include... (Source: excerpt from Headache -- Hope Through Research: NINDS)

Aging and Your Eyes -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

Temporal arteritis causes the arteries in the temple area of the forehead to become swollen. It can begin with a severe headache, pain... (Source: excerpt from Aging and Your Eyes -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

GCA: Related Disease Topics

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