arteritis n : inflammation of an artery
Arteritis (not to be confused with arthritis) is inflammation of the walls of arteries, usually as a result of infection or auto-immune response.
- Takayasu's arteritis affects the aorta and its branches.
- Polyarteritis nodosa affects the medium-sized arteries, especially those of renal, coronary, hepatic and skeletal muscle systems.
Arteritis may be partially caused by the fungal pathogen Candida albicans.
arteritis in Spanish: Arteritis
arteritis in French: Artérite
arteritis in Italian: Arterite
arteritis in Polish: Wirusowe zapalenie tętnic koni
arteritis in Portuguese: Arterite
arteritis in Swedish: Artärinflammation
arteritis in Turkish: Arterit