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Giant cell arteritis

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) [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
21478
Concept ID:
C0039483
Disease or Syndrome
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Polymyalgia rheumatica

A syndrome characterized by pain, stiffness, and tenderness of the proximal muscle groups including the shoulder, pelvic girdle and the neck. There is no muscle atrophy and muscle biopsies do not reveal pathologic changes. Additional signs and symptoms include low grade fever, fatigue and depression. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
19393
Concept ID:
C0032533
Disease or Syndrome
3.

Arteritis

An inflammatory process affecting an artery. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
13916
Concept ID:
C0003860
Pathologic Function
4.

Diagnosis

The determination of the nature of a disease or condition, or the distinguishing of one disease or condition from another. Assessment may be made through physical examination, laboratory tests, or the likes. Computerized programs may be used to enhance the decision-making process. [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
8354
Concept ID:
C0011900
Finding
5.

Polymyalgia

MedGen UID:
636636
Concept ID:
C0521516
Sign or Symptom
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Temporal arteritis

An autoimmune, systemic, giant cell granulomatous arteritis predominantly involving the arteries that supply blood to the central nervous system, head and eyes. Superficial arteries of the scalp that are involved tend to be enlarged and tender. Signs and symptoms include headaches, myalgias, visual disturbances, and skin necrosis. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
365495
Concept ID:
C1956391
Disease or Syndrome
7.

Rhizomelic pseudopolyarthritis

MedGen UID:
315956
Concept ID:
C1527406
Disease or Syndrome
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