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Giant cell arteritis

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Introduction
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a condition in which medium and large arteries, usually in the head and neck, become inflamed.
Symptoms of giant cell arteritis
The most common symptom of giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a mild to severe headache, although some people also experience jaw pain and vision problems.
Diagnosing giant cell arteritis
If your GP thinks you may have giant cell arteritis (GCA) they will ask you about your symptoms and carry out an examination of your head.
Treating giant cell arteritis
Steroid medication (corticosteroids) is the preferred treatment for giant cell arteritis (GCA).
Complications of giant cell arteritis
People with giant cell arteritis (GCA) can sometimes develop further problems associated with the condition.