Medical Dictionary

giant cell arteritis


giant cell arteritis

noun

Definition of GIANT CELL ARTERITIS

:¬† arterial inflammation that often involves the temporal arteries and may lead to blindness when the ophthalmic artery and its branches are affected, is characterized by the formation of giant cells, and may be accompanied by fever, malaise, fatigue, anorexia, weight loss, and arthralgia‚ÄĒcalled also temporal arteritis
March 03, 2015
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