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  • Giant cell arteritis is inflammation of the arteries that can cause sudden blindness in one or both eyes.
  • New onset headache and vision loss are the most common symptoms.
  • People over the age of 50 years are at risk of developing the disease, for reasons unknown.
  • Treatment includes immediate high-dose corticosteroids, which can provide symptom relief within 48 to 72 hours.

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Reviewed on: 06-06-2023