Juvenile Temporal Arteritis

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What is the definition of Juvenile Temporal Arteritis?

Juvenile temporal arteritis is a rare form of vasculitis, a group of conditions that cause inflammation of the blood vessels. Unlike the classic form of temporal arteritis, this condition is generally diagnosed in late childhood or early adulthood and only affects the temporal arteries (located at the lower sides of the skull, directly underneath the temple). Affected people often have no signs or symptoms aside from a painless nodule or lump in the temporal region. The exact underlying cause of the condition is unknown. It generally occurs sporadically in people with no family history of the condition. Juvenile temporal arteritis is often treated with surgical excision and rarely recurs.

What are the alternative names for Juvenile Temporal Arteritis?

  • Juvenile giant cell arteritis
  • JGCA
  • Juvenile cranial arteritis
  • Juvenile polymyalgia rheumatica
  • JPMR

Latest Research

Latest Advance
  • Condition: Eosinophilic Temporal Arteritis and Digital Ischemia in a Patient with Hypereosinophilic Syndrome
  • Journal: Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Treatment Used: Low-dose corticosteroid
  • Number of Patients: 0
  • Published —
The study researched the outcomes of eosinophilic temporal arteritis and digital ischemia in a patient with hypereosinophilic syndrome.
Latest Advance
  • Condition: Large Vessel Vasculitis
  • Journal: Rheumatology (Oxford, England)
  • Treatment Used: Tocilizumab
  • Number of Patients: 12
  • Published —
This study evaluated the effectiveness and safety of tocilizumab therpay for large vessel vasculitis.

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trial
  • Status: Recruiting
  • Participants: 5000
  • Start Date: August 4, 2020
Rheumatology Patient Registry and Biorepository
Clinical Trial
Diagnostic Test
  • Status: Recruiting
  • Study Type: Diagnostic Test
  • Participants: 25
  • Start Date: June 25, 2019
The PET Imaging of Giant Cell and Takayasu Arteritis Study