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Temporal arteritis


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The main symptoms of temporal arteritis are headaches, pain at the side of your head (temples), jaw pain and sight problems.

To diagnose temporal arteritis you may need tests such as a blood test, ultrasound scan or a biopsy of the temporal artery.

Temporal arteritis is usually treated with a steroid medicine called prednisolone. Treatment should begin as soon as possible to prevent sight loss.

Temporal arteritis is a serious condition where the arteries at the side of your head (the temples) become inflamed.

Page last reviewed: 14/08/2023
Next review due: 14/08/2026