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Giant Cell Arteritis (previously known as Temporal Arteritis) is a vascular disease characterized by inflammation of blood vessels. It can cause a very severe headache that usually strikes people over age 55. The pain is in the temple, and vessels in that area can be tender. In some cases, patients may have other bodily symptoms such as fever, loss of appetite or joint and muscle pain. This is sometimes called Polymyalgia Rheumatica.