Obliterating endarteritis

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Obliterating endarteritis also called "obliterating arteritis" is severe proliferating endarteritis (inflammation of the intima or inner lining of an artery)[1] that results in an occlusion of the lumen of the artery.[2] Obliterating endarteritis can occur due to a variety of medical conditions such as a complication of radiation poisoning,[3] TB meningitis or a syphilis infection.[4]

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  1. ^ http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/endarteritis
  2. ^ "obliterating endarteritis - definition of obliterating endarteritis in the Medical dictionary - by the Free Online Medical Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.". 
  3. ^ Ghosh, Amit K. (2008). Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Review: Eighth Edition (Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Review). Informa Healthcare. p. 281. ISBN 1-4200-8478-X. 
  4. ^ Song SH, Jang I, Kim BS et al. (October 2005). "A case of primary syphilis in the rectum". J. Korean Med. Sci. 20 (5): 886–7. doi:10.3346/jkms.2005.20.5.886. PMC 2779291. PMID 16224168.