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USMLE 2CK Practice Question for February 27th

An 82-year-old woman comes to the physician because of a right-sided throbbing headache which has occurred intermittently for 2 weeks. She also has fatigue and intermittent jaw pain when chewing. She has a 25-year history of hypertension treated with hydrochlorothiazide. Her temperature is 37.1°C (98.8°F), pulse is 92/min, respirations are 20/min and blood pressure is 125/83 mm Hg. Physical examination shows a weakly palpable right-sided temporal artery pulse, which is tender to palpation. There is diffuse tenderness of the right side of the face. Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in management?

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