Temporal arteritis treatment with steroids

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At present, prednisone remains the standard of care for GCA.  While it works very well, there are many side-effects of this medication.  Other immune suppressing medications have been tried but do not work very well for this condition.  Methotrexate, a medication commonly used for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, is sometimes used to help reduce the risk of disease flares.  Other treatments are currently being investigated.  The types of inflammatory cells that are involved in the arteritis are being identified in current research.  Understanding the nature of the inflammatory processes may lead to improved treatment.

Temporal arteritis treatment with steroids

temporal arteritis treatment with steroids


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