A rare condition characterized by inflammation of blood vessels or lining of the arteries, affecting women 65-85 years old. It is a form of vasculitis or arteritis involving the scalp, neck, and head arteries. It is associated with polymyalgia rheumatica, jaw claudication, tender scalp, few splinter hemorrhages, optic disc pallor, and edema.

Also Known As

  • Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Temporal Arteritis