localizing symptom

lo·cal·iz·ing symp·tom

a symptom indicating clearly the seat of the morbid process.

localizing symptom

See symptom.

lo·cal·iz·ing sym·ptom

(lō'kăl-ī-zing simp'tŏm)
A symptom indicating clearly the seat of the morbid process.
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1) Patients typically present with constitutional symptoms such as fever, fatigue, and weight loss, in addition to localizing symptoms such as headache, jaw claudication, and occasionally vascular occlusion leading to stroke or transient ischemic attack.
4-6) Given the spectrum of findings described in patients with this condition, we recommend that patients with documented genital tract involvement be examined for involvement in other sites and that a temporal artery biopsy be considered even in the absence of localizing symptoms.