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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Giant cell arteritis


Other Names for this Disease
  • GCA
  • Temporal arteritis
  • Cranial arteritis
  • Horton’s disease
  • Horton's arteritis
Related Diseases
  • Secondary glomerular disease
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  • I have read that C-reactive protein is more sensitive than sed rate to monitor vision. My C-reactive protein levels have been going up. Should I be concerned? What types of tests are recommended for vigilant monitoring of giant cell arteritis? Also, at what point does a person with giant cell arteritis no longer need steroid treatment? Click here for answer

  • Is temporal arteritis hereditary? Click here for answer

  • Are there alternate therapies to prednisone?  Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • GCA
  • Temporal arteritis
  • Cranial arteritis
  • Horton’s disease
  • Horton's arteritis
Related Diseases
  • Secondary glomerular disease
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.