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segmental inflammation, with infiltration by eosinophils, and necrosis of medium-sized or small arteries, more common in males, with varied symptoms related to involvement of arteries in the kidneys, muscles, gastrointestinal tract, and heart.
Widespread inflammation of adventitia of small and medium-sized arteries with impaired function of the involved organs. Synonym: periarteritis nodosa; polyarteritis nodosa
See also: arteritis