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Are there tests to diagnose temporal arthritis?

Hi, I am from India..I am 32 years and for the past 45 days have severe pain on Left Temple area...MRI reports were normal. For the past one week I am unable to eat as it creates lot of pain...one of doctors told me that it might be Temporal Arteritis...is there any test to conclude the same
Mon, 1 Jul 2019
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Hello,

If temporal arteritis is suspected, blood tests ( full blood count, sedimentation rate, CRP, etc.) are necessary.

Biopsy of the artery also is another test for diagnosis confirmation. Discuss with your Doctor for these issues.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Erion Spaho, Neurologist, Surgical
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