The temporal artery
is an artery situated in front of the ear
. The superficial temporal artery can be felt through the skin at the sides of the forehead. Inflammation
of the temporal artery, or temporal arteritis
, is often the cause of a diagnosis of an inflammatory disease
of the blood
vessels called Horton's syndrome. In the case of a general decline in the patient's state associated with a loss of appetite
, loss of weight, fatigue, headache
, increased sensitivity of the scalp
, or painful chewing, they may have Horton's disease
. When it comes to the temporal arteries
, their redness, swelling, and sensitivity to touch, all point to temporal arteritis and, further, with the presence of the other symptoms listed above, Horton's syndrome.
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Latest update on August 19, 2014 at 12:27 PM by christelle.b.