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Giant Cell Arteritis MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Giant Cell Arteritis
Tree Number(s)
C10.114.875.700
C10.228.140.300.850.500
C14.907.253.946.700
C14.907.940.090.530
C14.907.940.907.700
C17.800.862.252
C20.111.258.962.800
Unique ID
D013700
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013700
Scope Note
A systemic autoimmune disorder that typically affects medium and large ARTERIES, usually leading to occlusive granulomatous vasculitis with transmural infiltrate containing multinucleated GIANT CELLS. The TEMPORAL ARTERY is commonly involved. This disorder appears primarily in people over the age of 50. Symptoms include FEVER; FATIGUE; HEADACHE; visual impairment; pain in the jaw and tongue; and aggravation of pain by cold temperatures. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed)
Entry Term(s)
Aortic Arteritis, Giant Cell
Aortitis, Giant Cell
Arteritis, Giant Cell, Horton
Arteritis, Giant Cell, Horton's
Arteritis, Temporal
Cranial Arteritis
Giant Cell Aortic Arteritis
Giant Cell Aortitis
Giant Cell Aortitis, Horton's
Giant Cell Arteritis, Horton
Horton Disease
Horton Giant Cell Arteritis
Horton's Disease
Horton's Giant Cell Arteritis
Juvenile Temporal Arteritis
Temporal Arteritis
NLM Classification #
WG 595.T3
See Also
Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Public MeSH Note
2008; see TEMPORAL ARTERITIS 1963-2007
History Note
2008 (1963)
Date Established
2008/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2015/06/23
Giant Cell Arteritis Preferred
Temporal Arteritis Narrower
Juvenile Temporal Arteritis Narrower
Aortic Arteritis, Giant Cell Narrower
Cranial Arteritis Narrower
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