Giant Cell Temporal Arteritis (GCT)
  • This type of headache is most common in men over the age of 50.
  • Symptoms include superficial temporal pain, ophthalmic pain, jaw cramping (claudication), scalp tenderness, myalgia, malaise, and visual symptoms.
  • In severe cases, irreversible blindness is a consequence of this type of headache.
  • 50% of individuals with GCT have polymyalgia rheumatica.

Treatment for this condition will involve consultation with a physician and may include steroids.

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