Aortitis

The aortitis is an inflammation of the aorta, which sometimes leads to aneurysms or closure.

A Aortitis is of several connective tissue diseases (eg. As Takayasu’s arteritis, giant cell arteritis, ankylosing spondylitis, recurrent polychondritis) and infections (eg., Bacterial endocarditis, syphilis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, fungal infections) caused. It is also a feature of Cogan’s syndrome (inflammatory keratitis, vestibular and auditory dysfunction and Aortitis).

The aortitis is an inflammation of the aorta, which sometimes leads to aneurysms or closure. A Aortitis is of several connective tissue diseases (eg. As Takayasu’s arteritis, giant cell arteritis, ankylosing spondylitis, recurrent polychondritis) and infections (eg., Bacterial endocarditis, syphilis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, fungal infections) caused. It is also a feature of Cogan’s syndrome (inflammatory keratitis, vestibular and auditory dysfunction and Aortitis). The inflammation usually affects all layers of the aorta (intima, media, adventitia) and can cause the closure of the aorta or side branches or the softening of the artery wall, which leads to aneurysms. The pathogenesis, symptoms and findings, diagnosis and treatment differ depending on the etiology.

Health Life Media Team

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