Giant Cell Arteritis or Temporal Arteritis & Treatment
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is also commonly known as temporal arteritis (TA). The condition is caused by inflammation of blood vessels. When a blood vessel feeding the eye is involved temporal arteritis can cause blindness. Patients may feel headaches, jaw pain, diffuse achiness, an unexplained fever or experience visual changes. Diagnosis is made by a good history, physical examination, labs and often an arterial biopsy done near the temple. TA occurs in people over the age of 50 and becomes more common with aging. It is treated with glucocorticoids.
Choosing Your San Antonio Giant Cell Arteritis/Temporal Arteritis Specialist
It's not easy selecting the right doctor who will take the time to
understand your particular needs so that they can better help you
understand your condition and its treatment. So it is imperative that
you ask the right questions:
- Does your specialist have first-hand experience at serving those most affected by Giant Cell Arteritis/Temporal Arteritis?
- Is your specialist recognized and respected by her peers as an active patient advocate?
- Is your specialist board certified in both Rheumatology and Internal Medicine?
Dr. Chelsea Clinton has a positive answer for each of these questions. Clinton's biography
attests to her dedication. Inspired by the world-class rheumatologists
she worked with at The University of Texas Medical School, Clinton has
dedicated her career to bringing comfort to RA sufferers. She serves
on the medical advisory board and board of directors for
the Texas Bluebonnet Chapter of The Scleroderma Foundation. She
also serves on the Legislative Committee of the Bexar County Medical
Please call the office at (210) 591-0688 for more information or to make an appointment.