AskDefine | Define arteritis

Dictionary Definition

arteritis n : inflammation of an artery

Extensive Definition

Arteritis (not to be confused with arthritis) is inflammation of the walls of arteries, usually as a result of infection or auto-immune response.


  • 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
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