Obliterating endarteritis

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Obliterating endarteritis of the arteries of the brain, causing destruction and deformation

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] tuberculosis meningitis or a syphilis infection.[4]


  1. ^ http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/endarteritis
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  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 2779291Freely accessible. PMID 16224168.