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Diseases » Temporal arteritis » Glossary
 

Glossary for Temporal arteritis

  • Amaurosis fugax: A rare condition where a temporary blockage of blood flow to the retina causes vision loss in the affected eye until the blood flow returns.
  • Arteritis: Inflammation of an artery
  • Artery conditions: Any conditions affecting arteries
  • Autoimmune diseases: A group of disorders in which the primary cause is the an inflammatory reaction caused by the body's own immune system attacking tissues
  • Blindness: The inability to see out of the eyes
  • Blood vessel conditions: Conditions that affect the blood vessels
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Severe chronic fatigue disorder often following infection.
  • Closed-angle glaucoma: A severe form of glaucoma needing emergency treatment to avoid blindness.
  • Cluster headache: Headache that occurs periodically, with active periods interrupted by spontaneous remissions.
  • Common Headache: Common headache that everyone occasionally gets.
  • Diplopia: Double vision
  • Eye pain: Pain in the eye.
  • Face swelling: Swelling affecting the face
  • Facial pain: Pain affecting the face
  • Flu: Very common viral respiratory infection.
  • Glaucoma: Glaucoma is the term for a diverse group of eye diseases, all of which involve progressive damage to the optic nerve. Glaucoma is usually, but not always, accompanied by high intraocular (internal) fluid pressure. Optic nerve damage produces certain characteristic visual field defects in the individual's peripheral (side), as well as central, vision.
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • Headache and migraine conditions: Medical conditions related to headaches including migraine.
  • Immune disorders: Disorders that affect the immune system
  • Impaired vision: Reduced or degraded vision.
  • Lupus: Autoimmune disease with numerous effects on various organs and linings.
  • Marfan syndrome: A genetic connective tissue disorder involving a defect of chromosome 15q21.1 which affects the production of the fibrillin needed to make connective tissue.
  • Migraine: Chronic recurring headaches with or without a preceding aura.
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Non-pathogenic inflammatory conditions: Medical disorders that cause inflammation, but are not due to any infectious pathogen.
  • Ophthalmoplegia: A disorder that is characterised by the paralysis of the eye muscles
  • Optic nerve disorder: Any condition which impairs the function of the optic nerve. Examples of such conditions includes glaucoma, optic nerve inflammation and impaired blood supply to the optic nerve.
  • Pain: A feeling of suffering, agony, distress caused by the stimulation of pain fibres in the nervous system
  • Pain conditions: Diseases characterized by pain and pain-like symptoms.
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica: A condition characterized by muscle pain and stiffness, fatigue and fever. It is often associated with giant-cell arteritis which is a related but more serious condition.
  • Sixth nerve palsy: A nerve disorder where the cranial nerve VI doesn't function properly and hence the eye can't look outwards towards the ears. The nerve impairment can result from ear infections, certain viral infections or other disorders.
  • Takayasu arteritis: A rare disorder involving inflammation of large elastic arteries including the aorta which impairs blood flow to the upper body.
  • Temple pain: Headache is one of the most common symptoms encountered on a daily basis by the physician.
  • Throbbing headache: A condition which is characterized by a headache which is throbbing in nature
  • Thrombocytosis: An increased number of platelets in the blood.
  • Trigeminal neuralgia: Trigeminal neuralgia is a very painful inflammation of the nerve (trigeminal nerve) that delivers sensations to the face and "surface" of the eye.
  • Uveitis: A condition which is characterised by the inflammation of the uvea of the eye
  • Vasculitis: Inflammation of a blood or lymph vessel
  • Vision loss: Impaired vision or loss of vision

 

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