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Heubner arteritis

Pronunciation: hoyb′nĕr

Definition: inflammation of arteries within the cerebral arterial circle secondary to chronic basal meningitis from a tubercle bacillus (Mycobacterium tuberculosis, M. bovis) or particular fungi such as Cryptococcus, Histoplasma, or Coccidiodes.

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