Temporal Arteritis

Diagnosis

Here are the American College of Rheumatology criteria:

Any three of the following, given equal weight:

  • Age at onset 50 years or older
  • New onset of localized pain in the head
  • Temporal artery tenderness or decreased pulsation
  • ESR >= 50
  • Temporal artery biopsy - vasculitis characterized by a predominance of mononuclear cell infiltration or granulomatous inflammation, usually with multinucleated giant cells