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Arteritis
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 I77.6, M31.
ICD-9 447.6
DiseasesDB 13750
MeSH D001167

Arteritis (not to be confused with arthritis) is inflammation of the walls of arteries,[1] usually as a result of infection or auto-immune response.

Types

  • 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.[2]

References

  1. ^ Arteritis at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  2. ^ Nagi-Miura N, Harada T, Shinohara H, et al. (Jun 2006). "Lethal and severe coronary arteritis in DBA/2 mice induced by fungal pathogen, CAWS, Candida albicans water-soluble fraction". Atherosclerosis 186 (2): 310–20. doi:10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2005.08.014. PMID 16157343. 
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