TITLE

CAROTID ARTERITIS

AUTHOR(S)
Swann, Nat H.
PUB. DATE
November 1965
SOURCE
Angiology;Nov1965, Vol. 16 Issue 11, p673
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
There were several pertinent observations made in this series. 1. Except in one case, the disease appeared to be limited to the common carotid arteries; as noted previously this is contrary to the usual reports, where in most cases the temporal artery is involved. 2. Contrary to previous reports, all cases were in the younger age group. 3. The course was short and without complications and responded rapidly to steroid therapy. No relapses have occurred over several months. 4. The occurrence of two distinct outbreaks separated by 2 months, with no cases being seen in the intervening period, tends to favor an infectious etiology, possibly a virus. Also, we consider this an unusual number of cases to be seen over a relatively short period of time. These are early days for generalizations, but the illness called arteritis does seem to lend itself to epidemiologic study. Our findings suggest that search for the cause of arteritis should be made again among the infectious diseases.
ACCESSION #
16372482

 

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