Temporal arteritis

Last updated: Saturday, 14, August, 2010
PresentationAppropriate Tests

The diagnosis is based on clinical features, imaging and elevated CRP (performed urgently); ESR; FBC.

Temporal artery biopsy and possible frozen section - treatment should not be withheld pending the result of this investigation.

Fever

Headache

Visual loss

Polymyalgia rheumatica

Cranial nerve palsies

Anaemia

SeeĀ Anaemia of chronic disease.