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Related to arteritis: vasculitis, Takayasu's arteritis, Takayasu arteritis

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.

ar·te·ri·tis

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

arteritis

/ar·ter·i·tis/ (ahr″ter-i´tis) pl. arteri´tides   inflammation of an artery.
aortic arch arteritis  Takayasu's a.
brachiocephalic arteritis , arteritis brachiocepha´lica Takayasu's a.
coronary arteritis  inflammation of the coronary arteries.
cranial arteritis  giant cell a.
giant cell arteritis  a chronic vascular disease of unknown origin, usually in the carotid arterial system, occurring in the elderly; it is characterized by severe headache, fever, and proliferative inflammation, often with giant cells and granulomas. Ocular involvement may cause blindness.
rheumatic arteritis  generalized inflammation of arterioles and arterial capillaries occurring in rheumatic fever.
Takayasu's arteritis  pulseless disease; progressive obliteration of the brachiocephalic trunk and left subclavian and left common carotid arteries, leading to loss of pulse in arms and carotids and to ischemia of brain, eyes, face, and arms.
temporal arteritis  giant cell a.

arteritis

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

arteritis

[är′tərī′tis]
Etymology: Gk, arteria + itis
inflammation of the inner layers or the outer coat of one or more arteries. It may occur as a clinical entity or accompany another disorder, such as rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever, polymyositis, or systemic lupus erythematosus. Kinds of arteritis include infantile, rheumatic, Takayasu's, and temporal arteritis. See also endarteritis, periarteritis.

arteritis

Inflammation of an artery. See Granulomatous arteritis, Small vessel arteritis.

ar·te·ri·tis

(ahr'tĕr-ī'tis)
Inflammation or infection involving an artery or arteries.
[L. arteria, artery, + G. -itis, inflammation]

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.

Arteritis

Inflammation of an artery.
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ar·te·ri·tis

(ahr'tĕr-ī'tis)
Inflammation or infection involving an artery or arteries.
[L. arteria, artery, + G. -itis, inflammation]

arteritis (ärtərī´tis),

n an inflammatory condition of the inner layers or the outer coat of one or more arteries. It may occur as a separate clinical entity or accompanying another disorder, such as rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever, or systemic lupus erythematosus.
arteritis, temporal,
n an inflammation of the temporal artery that produces a nodular, tortuous swelling of the temporal artery accompanied by a burning, throbbing pain, initially in the teeth, temporomandibular joint, and eye, but ultimately localized over the artery. This disorder occurs primarily in persons over 55 years of age.

arteritis

inflammation of an artery. See also endarteritis, periarteritis nodosa.

elaeophoral arteritis
equine viral arteritis
see equine viral arteritis.
giant cell arteritis
temporal arteritis.
mycotic arteritis
usually results from extension of an infection by Mucor spp. which produce a necrotizing, thrombotic arteritis.
arteritis obliterans
endarteritis obliterans.
uremic arteritis
occurs in acute renal failure in the dog. Often accompanied by an endocarditis.
verminous arteritis
see verminous mesenteric arteritis.

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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References in periodicals archive ?
The American College of Rheumatology 1990 criteria for the classification of giant cell arteritis.
Bayard Horton's clinicopathological description of giant cell (temporal) arteritis.
Giant cell arteritis with low erythrocyte sedimentation rate: frequency of occurrence in a population-based study.
Polymyalgia rheumatica in biopsy proven giant cell arteritis does not constitute a different subset but differs from isolated polymyalgia rheumatica.
PMR maybe dangerous, because 15%-20% of PMR patients also have temporal arteritis, inflammation of an artery near the temple that can be associated with vision loss.
TEMPORAL arteritis is a serious condition caused by an inflammation of the lining of the arteries supplying the face and eye.
This IND would treat sympathetic ophthalmia, temporal arteritis, uveitis and ocular inflammatory conditions unresponsive to topical corticosteroids.
In elderly people, a headache with tenderness of the scalp or temple may be due to temporal arteritis, in which blood vessels in the head become inflamed.
Takayasu's arteritis predominantly occurs before the age of 40 and is more common in females.
Of the secondary headaches, one of the most important to recognise is GCA, often referred to as temporal arteritis.
In fact, increased PTX 3 levels have been observed in the serum of patients with several diseases affecting blood vessels, such as small-vessel vasculitis (6), Takayasu arteritis in the active stage (7) and acute coronary syndrome (8, 9).