October 3, 2015
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Definition of Arteritis, giant cell

Arteritis, giant cell: A chronic vascular disease, most often involving the carotid artery system, that can lead to blindness and/or stroke, Giant cell arteritis (also called temporal arteritis) is detected by a biopsy of an artery, and is treated with high dose steroids.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
Last Editorial Review: 10/30/2013

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