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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ar·te·ri·tis

(ar'ter-ī'tis),
Inflammation or infection involving an artery or arteries.
[L. arteria, artery, + G. -itis, inflammation]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

arteritis

(är′tə-rī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of an artery or arteries.
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arteritis

Inflammation of an artery. See Granulomatous arteritis, Small vessel arteritis.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ar·te·ri·tis

(ahr'tĕr-ī'tis)
Inflammation or infection involving an artery or arteries.
[L. arteria, artery, + G. -itis, inflammation]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

arteritis

One of a number of inflammatory diseases of small arteries characterized by swelling, tenderness and possible obstruction to the blood flow. See TEMPORAL ARTERITIS.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Arteritis

Inflammation of an artery.
Mentioned in: Kawasaki Syndrome
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

ar·te·ri·tis

(ahr'tĕr-ī'tis)
Inflammation or infection involving an artery or arteries.
[L. arteria, artery, + G. -itis, inflammation]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about arteritis

Q. What are side effects after you have had a temporal arteritis biopsy?

A. like every biopsy- when there are anatomical variations you might cause damage. but that is fairly rare...from what i remember it's a very safe procedure.

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Ischemic infarction of the retrolaminar optic nerve with variable involvement of laminar and prelaminar regions characterizes both arteritic and nonarteritic anterior ION.
Neuroradiologic imaging has a role in diagnosing disorders that might mimic ION (such as demyelinating disease or lesions that compress the optic nerve) but cannot distinguish arteritic from nonarteritic anterior ION.
RESULTS: Ten patients with non arteritic type of central retinal artery occlusion attending the outpatient and in-patient department, Department of Ophthalmology, K.
Patients with non arteritic type of CRAO underwent systemic examination and systemic investigations like complete haemogram, Random blood sugar, blood pressure measurement, lipid profile and carotid Doppler.
It should be noted that the arteritic process affects the artery in a non-diffuse or "skip lesion" pattern so that a negative biopsy does not rule out GCA.
Which of the following statements about arteritic ischaemic optic neuropathy is FALSE?
Arteritic occlusion of these vessels can result in blindness.
Ophthalmic presentations of GCA include arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy (AAOIN), which may be preceded by amaurosis fugax.
Similarly, transient visual obscurations are a feature in papilloedema and arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy (AION), whereas in non-arteritic AION there are generally no preceding visual symptoms.