I read that giant cells can inflame any artery, causing lesions, blockages and damage to vital organs which can result in disability or death. This title is a misnomer and should be challenged! My very ignorant GP said I need only be concerned about having GCA headaches. When I said I had heart pain and palpitations, she diagnosed 'indigestion' and described the pain down the backs of my legs (my femoral arteries) as a trapped nerve! The expression 'temporal arteritis' is very misleading for patients and doctors. There should be some consistency of nomenclature if there is to be an end to patients being intentionally blindfolded by their doctors!
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