HOWARD T. KARSNER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Arteries may become inflamed because of the extension of neighboring inflammations or because of the action of bacteria or parasites brought to the site from some more or less remote portal of entry. The disease is due to the presence of the infective agents and their products. There are other forms of arteritis which appear to be independent of the immediate presence of infectious organisms. Ultimately both these forms of arteritis are probably due to the products of the organisms, but there is at least an academic difference between those in which bacteria are found in the inflamed focus and
KARSNER HT. AN ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED TO AN ANNIVERSARY VOLUME IN HONOR OF DOCTOR JOSEPH HERSEY PRATT: PRIMARY INFLAMMATION OF ARTERIES1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:164–174. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-1-164
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(1):164-174.
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