文献简介

出版社:informa

作  者:Ellen Browne Mitchell and Dean M. Cestari

编  号:10.1080/08820530902805776

关键字:giant cell arteritis | angiogenesis | vasculitis

年  份:2009   点击量:444

文献摘要

     Giant cell arteritis is a vasculitis of large and medium sized arteries with variable clinical presentations. Arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy is the most common cause of visual loss from giant cell arteritis and the ischemia related to this process is presumed to be secondary to luminal stenosis from intimal hyperplasia. This process has been found to be initiated and promoted by various inflammatory and pro-angiogenic factors.