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2022 Sep 03

Curr Pain Headache Rep

Giant Cell Arteritis: A Case-Based Narrative Review of the Literature.


Thomas DC, Thomas P, Pillai DP, Joseph D, Lingaiah U, Mathai BC, Ravi A, Chhabra S, Pitchumani P K
Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2022 Sep 03.
PMID: 36057073.


Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a chronic, inflammatory condition, primarily affecting the medium and larger arteries. The purpose of this narrative review is to describe GCA in the context of headache and facial pain, based on a case and the available current literature. Understanding the etiology, pathophysiology, the associated conditions, and the differential diagnoses is important in managing GCA.