WILLIAM S. MIDDLETON, F.A.C.P.
The anatomico-physiological relationships of arteries presuppose not only their normal nutrient responsibility but also repeated exposures to adverse influences, such as physical, chemical, toxic, and infectious, that affect tissues and organs generally. The degenerative conditions of the arteries have received increasing attention in the laboratory and the clinic in recent years. The inflammatory states of these vessels have not been accorded proportional attention. In fact the clinical appreciation of infectious arteritis has lagged far behind the advances in the knowledge of the pathogenesis and pathology of this significant group of vascular injuries.
The arterial walls may be the seat of
MIDDLETON WS. INFECTIOUS ARTERITIS(INFECTIOUS ARTERITIS*). Ann Intern Med. 1948;29:1093–1103. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-29-6-1093
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