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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.

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About prognosis:

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, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Temporal arteritis, survival rates, death 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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