Inflammatory arteritis is inflammation of the aorta, the body's largest artery that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Inflammatory arteritis can cause blockages in the aorta or aneurysms.
Disorders in connective tissue, such as ligaments and tendons, can cause inflammatory arteritis. Other causes include:
- Takayasu's arteritis
- Giant cell (temporal) arteritis
- Radiation arteritis
Diagnosis & Treatment at UVA
At UVA, we can diagnose you by using these tests:
- Computed tomography (CT) angiography
- Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)
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