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Descriptor English:   Giant Cell Arteritis 
Descriptor Spanish:   Arteritis de CÚlulas Gigantes 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Arterite de CÚlulas Gigantes 
Synonyms English:   Arteritis, Giant Cell, Horton
Arteritis, Giant Cell, Horton's
Giant Cell Aortic Arteritis
Giant Cell Aortitis
Giant Cell Aortitis, Horton's
Giant Cell Arteritis, Horton
Horton's Disease
Horton's Giant Cell Arteritis
Aortitides, Giant Cell
Arteritides, Cranial
Arteritides, Giant Cell
Arteritides, Juvenile Temporal
Arteritides, Temporal
Arteritis, Cranial
Arteritis, Giant Cell
Arteritis, Juvenile Temporal
Cranial Arteritides
Giant Cell Aortitides
Giant Cell Arteritides
Hortons Disease
Juvenile Temporal Arteritides
Temporal Arteritides
Temporal Arteritides, Juvenile
Temporal Arteritis, Juvenile
Arteritis, Temporal
Aortic Arteritis, Giant Cell
Aortitis, Giant Cell
Cranial Arteritis
Horton Disease
Horton Giant Cell Arteritis
Juvenile Temporal Arteritis
Temporal Arteritis  
Tree Number:   C10.114.875.700
C10.228.140.300.850.500
C14.907.253.946.700
C14.907.940.090.530
C14.907.940.907.700
C17.800.862.252
C20.111.258.962.800
Definition English:   A systemic autoimmune disorder that typically affects medium and large ARTERIES, usually leading to occlusive granulomatous vasculitis with transmural infiltrate containing multinucleated GIANT CELLS. The TEMPORAL ARTERY is commonly involved. This disorder appears primarily in people over the age of 50. Symptoms include FEVER; FATIGUE; HEADACHE; visual impairment; pain in the jaw and tongue; and aggravation of pain by cold temperatures. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed) 
See Related English:   Polymyalgia Rheumatica
 
History Note English:   2008 (1963) 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   14078 
Unique Identifier:   D013700 

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