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Only comments seeking to improve the quality and accuracy of information on the Orphanet website are accepted. For all other comments, please send your remarks via contact us. Only comments written in English can be processed. Giant cell arteritis GCA is a large vessel vasculitis predominantly involving the arteries originating from the aortic arch and especially the extracranial branches of the carotid arteries.

It is more frequent in populations of northern European background. GCA affects people of more than 50 years old median age at diagnosis between years old and occurs twice as frequently in women as in men.

Large artery disease, including carotid or subclavian arteries, may also occur. The etiology of giant cell arteritis is unknown. Studies have linked genetic factors, infectious agents and a prior history of cardiovascular disease to the development of giant cell arteritis. In temporal artery biopsy, the most important and mandatory histological criterion for the diagnosis of GCA is a mononuclear cell infiltrate predominating at the media-intima junction or involving the entire vessel wall panarteritis.

The potential role of imaging studies in the assessment of giant-cell arteritis e. In elderly patients presenting with general symptoms and elevated inflammatory markers, diagnoses of cancer or infection need to be considered. Symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica can also point towards diagnoses of isolated polymyalgia rheumatica or rheumatoid arthritis.

In some instances, biopsy-proven involvement of the temporal arteries can be seen in other systemic vasculitides, e. Glucocorticoids are highly and rapidly effective in GCA but are often associated with substantial morbidity in an elderly population.

Adjunctive immunosuppressive agents, e. Concomitant prescription of antiplatelet or anticoagulant therapy was suggested to reduce the occurrence of ischemic events in giant cell arteritis.

The disease is chronic and the clinical course is highly variable. Visual loss is the most feared complication. Other search option s Alphabetical list. Suggest an update. Summary and related texts. Related genes. Clinical signs. Check this box if you wish to receive a copy of your message. Disease definition Giant cell arteritis GCA is a large vessel vasculitis predominantly involving the arteries originating from the aortic arch and especially the extracranial branches of the carotid arteries.

Etiology The etiology of giant cell arteritis is unknown. Differential diagnosis In elderly patients presenting with general symptoms and elevated inflammatory markers, diagnoses of cancer or infection need to be considered.

Management and treatment Glucocorticoids are highly and rapidly effective in GCA but are often associated with substantial morbidity in an elderly population. Prognosis The disease is chronic and the clinical course is highly variable. Additional information Further information on this disease Classification s 4 Gene s 1 Disability Clinical signs and symptoms Publications in PubMed Other website s Health care resources for this disease Expert centres Diagnostic tests 5 Patient organisations 30 Orphan designation s and orphan drug s 1.

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Only comments seeking to improve the quality and accuracy of information on the Orphanet website are accepted. For all other comments, please send your remarks via contact us. Only comments written in English can be processed. Giant cell arteritis GCA is a large vessel vasculitis predominantly involving the arteries originating from the aortic arch and especially the extracranial branches of the carotid arteries. It is more frequent in populations of northern European background. GCA affects people of more than 50 years old median age at diagnosis between years old and occurs twice as frequently in women as in men.

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Esta enfermedad es probablemente una enfermedad autoinmune en la que el sistema inmunitario ataca a tus propias arterias por error. La enfermedad se puede desencadenar por un virus u otra enfermedad. A veces el trastorno es hereditario. Esto puede ocurrir en cualquier parte de la aorta.

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