Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Giant Cell Arteritis Evaluation

The evaluation of temporal arteritis begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with temporal arteritis may include:

  • Scalp tenderness over the temple
  • Scalp swelling over the temple

Tests are necessary to confirm the diagnosis of temporal arteritis.

Tests that may be used to evaluate temporal arteritis include:

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Last Updated: Jan 5, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Giant Cell Arteritis References
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