Temporal arteritis

Anesthesia
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By James Goodwin MD

There is no indication of particular interaction between temporal arteritis and any anesthetic agent. These patients might be considered to be at higher risk than the average person of the same age for ischemic complications, should there be an episode of systemic hypotension during anesthesia. It makes sense to take precautions to prevent this.

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Introduction
Historical note and nomenclature
Clinical manifestations
Clinical vignette
Pathogenesis and pathophysiology
Epidemiology
Prevention
Differential diagnosis
Diagnostic workup
Prognosis and complications
Management
Pregnancy
Anesthesia
References cited
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