Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Temporal Arteritis Incidence

Facts about temporal arteritis:

  • About 1 out of 5,000 adults over the age of 50 develop temporal arteritis in the US each year.
  • The average age of onset for temporal arteritis is 72 years old.
  • Temporal arteritis is rare in those less than 50 years old.
  • Temporal arteritis is 2-3 times more common in women, than men.
  • Temporal arteritis is more common in whites, especially those with Northern European heritage.

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Last Updated: Aug 7, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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