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Diseases » Takayasu arteritis » Glossary
 

Glossary for Takayasu arteritis

  • Aneurysm: Dangerous ballooning of a weakened area of an artery
  • Aortic stenosis: A condition which affects the aortic valve of the heart resulting in stenosis of the valve.
  • Aphasia: Language difficulty usually from brain damage or stroke.
  • Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis is a syndrome affecting arterial blood vessels. It is a chronic inflammatory response in the walls of arteries, in large part due to the accumulation of macrophage white blood cells and promoted by low density (especially small particle) lipoproteins (plasma proteins that carry cholesterol and triglycerides) without adequate removal of fats and cholesterol from the macrophages by functional high density lipoproteins (HDL). It is commonly referred to as a hardening or furring of the arteries. It is caused by the formation of multiple plaques within the arteries.
  • Blindness: The inability to see out of the eyes
  • Circulatory system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the heart and the circulatory system.
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • Heller-Dohle disease: Inflammation of the aorta which occurs in the later stages of a syphilis infection.
  • Lazy eye: Dimness in vision in one eye without apparent physical defect or disease
  • Temporal arteritis: Inflamed head artery causing headache.
  • Thrombosis: Blood clot occurring in a blood vessel

 

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