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.