brachiocephalic arteritis


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arteritis

 [ahr″ter-i´tis] (pl. arteri´tides)
inflammation of an artery.
aortic arch arteritis pulseless disease.
brachiocephalic arteritis pulseless disease.
cranial arteritis temporal arteritis.
giant cell arteritis temporal arteritis.
hemolytic arteritis, microangiopathic pulseless disease.
arteritis obli´terans endarteritis obliterans.
rheumatic arteritis generalized inflammation of arterioles and arterial capillaries occurring in rheumatic fever.
Takayasu's arteritis pulseless disease.
temporal arteritis a chronic vascular disease of unknown origin, occurring in the elderly, characterized by severe headache, fever, and accumulation of giant cells in the walls of medium-sized arteries, especially the temporal arteries. Ocular involvement may cause visual impairment or blindness.

bra·chi·o·ce·phal·ic ar·te·ri·tis

giant-cell arteritis seen in older adults; characterized by inflammatory lesions in medium-sized arteries, most commonly in the head, neck, and/or pectoral girdle area; lesions include fragmented elastin, macrophages, and giant cells. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate is usually markedly elevated. Visual loss can occur.

brachiocephalic arteritis

bra·chi·o·ce·phal·ic ar·ter·i·tis

(brā'kē-ō-se-fal'ik ahr'tĕr-ī'tis)
Giant-cell arteritis seen in older adults; characterized by inflammatory lesions in medium-size arteries, most commonly in the head, neck, or shoulder girdle area. The erythrocyte sedimentation rate is elevated; vision can be damaged or lost.

bra·chi·o·ce·phal·ic ar·ter·i·tis

(brak'ē-ō-se-fal'ik ahr'tĕr-ī'tis)
Giant-cell arteritis seen in older adults; characterized by inflammatory lesions in medium-sized arteries, most commonly in the head, neck, and/or pectoral girdle.