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An inflammatory process affecting an artery

Symptoms of Arteritis

The following features are indicative of Arteritis:
  • inflammation of the arteries
  • fever
  • increased production of red blood cells
  • limping
  • reduced pulse
It is possible that Arteritis shows no physical symptoms and still be present in a patient.

Common Causes of Arteritis

The following are the most common causes of Arteritis:
  • parasitic infection
  • autoimmune response

Risk Factors for Arteritis

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Arteritis:
  • being a women
  • family history
  • Hepatitis B infection

Prevention of Arteritis

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Arteritis. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • smoking cessation
  • reduction of alcohol intake

Occurrence of Arteritis

Common Age Group

Arteritis most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • Aged between 20-50 years

Common Gender

Arteritis can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Arteritis

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Arteritis:
  • Angiography: To diagnosis Takayasu arteritis
  • CTA (Computed tomography angiography): It is used to determine the size of the aorta along with its surrounding branches, and it can identify vessel wall lesions
  • MRA (Magnetic resonance angiography): It is used to diagnose early stages of Takayasu arteritis

Complications of Arteritis if untreated

Yes, Arteritis causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Arteritis is left untreated:
  • thrombosis
  • can be fatal

Self-care for Arteritis

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Arteritis:
  • do exercise
  • avoid smoking
  • avoid alcohol

Patient Support for Treatment of Arteritis

The following actions may help Arteritis patients:
  • Join support and advocacy groups: Helps to connect with other patients and families to provide valuable services

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Arteritis.

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