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Juvenile temporal arteritis


Other Names for this Disease
  • Juvenile giant cell arteritis
  • JGCA
  • Juvenile cranial arteritis
  • Juvenile polymyalgia rheumatica
  • JPMR
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Overview

Juvenile temporal arteritis is a rare form of vasculitis, a group of conditions that cause inflammation of the blood vessels. Unlike the classic form of temporal arteritis, this condition is generally diagnosed in late childhood or early adulthood and only affects the temporal arteries (located at the lower sides of the skull, directly underneath the temple). Affected people often have no signs or symptoms aside from a painless nodule or lump in the temporal region. The exact underlying cause of the condition is unknown. It generally occurs sporadically in people with no family history of the condition. Juvenile temporal arteritis is often treated with surgical excision and rarely recurs.[1][2]
Last updated: 11/9/2015

References

  1. Kolman OK, Spinelli HM, Magro CM. Juvenile temporal arteritis. J Am Acad Dermatol. February 2010; 62(2):308-314.
  2. Juvenile temporal arteritis. Orphanet. January 2005; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=en&Expert=26137.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Juvenile giant cell arteritis
  • JGCA
  • Juvenile cranial arteritis
  • Juvenile polymyalgia rheumatica
  • JPMR
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.