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Unformatted text preview: • Weight loss • Anorexia Causes The exact cause of temporal arteritis is unknown, but the disease is thought to be an abnormal immune response within the walls of the arteries. The same pathology is thought to cause PMR. Temporal arteritis and PMR are so closely linked that they are often considered to be different manifestations of the same disease process. Other diseases related with temporal arteritis are SLE, rheumatoid arthritis and severe infections. The loss of vision in temporal arteritis is caused by thrombosis of the blood vessels that supply the retina at the back of the eye. Intermittent symptoms of visual impairment and jaw claudication are caused by partial or reduced blood flow. There is no evidence to suggest that the condition is infectious....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10