Periarteritis


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Related to Periarteritis: endarteritis, arteritis nodosa

periarteritis

[¦per·ē‚ärd·ə′rīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the outer coat of an artery and of the periarterial tissues.

Periarteritis

 

a disorder of the middle and outer layers of the artery walls. Periarteritis nodosa, one of the collagen diseases, affects the entire body. Caused by inflammatory changes and necrosis in the walls of the small arteries, it leads to circulation disorders.

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The entity of eosinophilic periarteritis as an isolated finding was previously described in coronary arteries.
Reed NR, Smith MT: Periarteritis nodosa in pregnancy: report of a case and review of the literature.

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