Temporal arteritis

Chun Hsiung Chen, Shih Ya Kung, Ying Yang Tsai, Hsien Tzung Liao, Chung Tei Chou, De Feng Huang

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Temporal arteritis, a chronic inflammatory vasculitis involving medium- and large-sized arteries, has rarely been reported in Asia. However, we report 2 cases, in which the patients initially presented with headache. Physical examination disclosed engorged, hard and palpable vessels in the temporal areas. Temporal-artery biopsy revealed 2 different types of arteritis: the multinucleated giant cell type and the panarteritis type without multinucleated giant cells. One patient was positive for immunoglobulin G anticardiolipin antibody. The pathologic findings of the different subsets of temporal arteritis, and the relationship between anticardiolipin antibody and the extent of vascular complications of temporal arteritis, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-335
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chinese Medical Association
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Anticardiolipin antibody
  • Multinucleated giant cell
  • Temporal arteritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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