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Associated Conditions for Temporal arteritis

Excerpts on associated medical conditions for Temporal arteritis:

How Are Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis Related?

It is unclear how or why polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis are related, but an estimated 15 percent of people in the United States with polymyalgia rheumatica also develop giant cell arteritis. Patients can develop giant cell arteritis either at the same time as polymyalgia rheumatica or after the polymyalgia symptoms disappear. About half of the people affected by giant cell arteritis also have polymyalgia rheumatica.

When a person is diagnosed with polymyalgia rheumatica, the doctor also should look for symptoms of giant cell arteritis because of the risk of blindness. With proper treatment, the disease is not threatening. Untreated, however, giant cell arteritis can lead to serious complications including permanent vision loss and stroke. Patients must learn to recognize the signs of giant cell arteritis, because they can develop even after the symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica disappear. Patients should report any symptoms to the doctor immediately. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis: NIAMS)

List of associated medical conditions for Temporal arteritis:

The list of conditions mentioned by various sources as associated with Temporal arteritis includes:

About associated conditions for Temporal arteritis:

Associated conditions are those which appear statistically related, but do not have a clear cause or effect relationship. Whereas the complications are caused by Temporal arteritis, and underlying causes may be causes of Temporal arteritis, the following list shows associated conditions that simply appear with higher frequency in people who have Temporal arteritis. In some cases, there may be overlap between this list and risk factors for Temporal arteritis. People with Temporal arteritis may be more likely to get a condition on the list of associated conditions, or the reverse may be true, or both. Whether they are causes of, caused by, or simply coincidentally related to Temporal arteritis is not always clear. For general information, see Associated Condition Misdiagnosis.

 

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