Temporal Arteritis – A Rare Disease Affecting
Temporal arteritis also known as giant cell arteritis is a condition in which the medium and large blood vessels of the head region become inflamed resulting in damage of the blood vessels.
It derives its name because of the frequent involvement of the temporal arteries. However, other giant arteries such as aorta may also be involved in few cases. This is a very rare autoimmune disease affecting only one out of ten thousand people.