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What can I do to not get arteritis?

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Dr. David Greenfield
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: No known prevenion

The term "arteritis" simply means inflamed arteries.
It is part of a larger group of diseases known as vasculitis. They are autoimmune in nature with most having no known mechanism. Some forms of vasculitis are associated with hepatitis b and some are result of medications and infections. Several types have genetic and ethnic predisposition such as bechet's disease and takayasu's arteritis.

In brief: No known prevenion

The term "arteritis" simply means inflamed arteries.
It is part of a larger group of diseases known as vasculitis. They are autoimmune in nature with most having no known mechanism. Some forms of vasculitis are associated with hepatitis b and some are result of medications and infections. Several types have genetic and ethnic predisposition such as bechet's disease and takayasu's arteritis.
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