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What is Juvenile temporal arteritis?

What is Juvenile temporal arteritis?

  • Juvenile temporal arteritis: A rare form of localized blood vessel inflammation that affects older children and young adults. The condition is harmless and any nodules that develop can be removed and do not reappear. The nodules develop in blood vessels in the temples.

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

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Juvenile temporal arteritis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Juvenile temporal arteritis: Introduction

Types of Juvenile temporal arteritis:

Broader types of Juvenile temporal arteritis:

What causes Juvenile temporal arteritis?

Causes of Juvenile temporal arteritis: see causes of Juvenile temporal arteritis

What are the symptoms of Juvenile temporal arteritis?

Symptoms of Juvenile temporal arteritis: see symptoms of Juvenile temporal arteritis

Juvenile temporal arteritis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Juvenile temporal arteritis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Juvenile temporal arteritis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Juvenile temporal arteritis: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Juvenile temporal arteritis.
Treatments for Juvenile temporal arteritis: see treatments for Juvenile temporal arteritis
Research for Juvenile temporal arteritis: see research for Juvenile temporal arteritis

Name and Aliases of Juvenile temporal arteritis

Main name of condition: Juvenile temporal arteritis

Other names or spellings for Juvenile temporal arteritis:

non-giant cell granulomatous temporal arteritis with eosinophilia, JTA, Juvenile giant cell arteritis, JGCA, Juvenile cranial arteritis, Juvenile polymyalgia rheumatica, JPMR

JGCA, JPMR, Juvenile cranial arteritis, Juvenile giant cell arteritis, Juvenile polymyalgia rheumatica
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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