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  • Giant Cell Arthritis

    Giant cell arteritis (GCA), also known as temporal arteritis, belongs to a family of arthritic diseases called vasculitis. Vasculitis means inflammation of blood vessels. GCA causes inflammation of the lining of the arteries, which leads to swelling inside the arteries.


  • Who Gets Giant Cell Arteritis?

    While giant cell arteritis can occur in people in their 50s or 60s, people aged 70 and older are most commonly affected by it. It’s about twice as common in women than men, and people from Northern Europe have the highest rates of GCA.


    About half of the patients who have giant cell arteritis also have polymyalgia rheumatica.

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