Prognosis of Temporal arteritis
Prognosis for Temporal arteritis:
The prognosis for individuals with
temporal arteritis is generally good. With treatment, most individuals
achieve complete remission, however vision loss may be irreversible.
(Source: excerpt from NINDS Vasculitis including Temporal Arteritis Information Page: NINDS)
Most people with polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell
arteritis lead productive, active lives. The duration of drug treatment
differs by patient. Once treatment is discontinued, polymyalgia may
recur; but once again, symptoms respond rapidly to prednisone. When
properly treated, giant cell arteritis rarely recurs. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis: NIAMS)
...see also Overview of Temporal arteritis
Onset of Temporal arteritis: 50-90 years of age
Temporal arteritis: Duration statistics
Duration of Temporal arteritis: Typically resolves within 1 or 2 years with treatment. ...see also Overview of Temporal arteritis
Complications of Temporal arteritis may include:
Complications of Temporal arteritis from the Diseases Database include:
Source: Diseases Database
See also complications of Temporal arteritis.
Temporal arteritis: Research More
The 'prognosis' of Temporal arteritis usually refers to the likely outcome
of Temporal arteritis.
The prognosis of Temporal arteritis
may include the duration of Temporal arteritis, chances of complications of Temporal arteritis,
prospects for recovery, recovery period for Temporal arteritis, survival rates,
and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Temporal arteritis.
Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.
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