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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.

ar·te·ri·tis

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

arteritis

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

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.
Mentioned in: Kawasaki Syndrome

ar·te·ri·tis

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

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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However, being an invasive procedure, clinical, biochemical, and radiological correlation are routinely done in the follow-up assessment in Takayasu arteritis. An endovascular biopsy of the vessel wall is not done routinely as it requires interventional expertise and involves a certain degree of risk.
Takayasu's arteritis is a progressive disorder with varied clinical features indicative of vascular involvement, end organ damage making general anesthesia for laparoscopic surgery particularly challenging.
Bilateral OIS is more common found in patients with the aortic arch syndrome, hyperhomocysteinemia, and Takayasu arteritis [11-13].
However, unlike our case, the patient had a left intraorbital mass and hence did not mimick a temporal arteritis. In addition, our patient had anemia, thrombocytopenia, and fever.
Fugetto et al., "Updates in pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of takayasu arteritis," Annals of Vascular Surgery, vol.
Sensorineural hearing loss combined with Takayasu's arteritis. Intern Med 2005; 44: 124-8.
Giant cell arteritis is the most common primary vasculitis, [6] predominantly affecting older individuals.
The following are the differential diagnoses for Takayasu's arteritis,
(4) Giant cell arteritis of the breast (GCAB) was first described by Waugh in 1950.
THE FOOD AND DRUG Administration has approved subcutaneous tocilizumab (Actemra) for the treatment of giant cell arteritis.