Vasculitis

Vasculitis describes generalised inflammation of vessels. Vasculitides carry a broad range of clinical presentations and as a whole can involve almost any organ system.

Pathology

Some vasculitides are due to direct vessel injury from an infectious agent. However a large proportion show evidence of immune complex related vessel wall injury.

Classification

There are many, often overlapping, types of classification:

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Article information

rID: 2260
System: Vascular
Section: Pathology
Tags: cases, stub
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Vasculitides
  • Vasculitides - general
  • Infective or inflammatory vascular conditions

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Cases and figures

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    Case 1: CNS vasculitis - unspecified
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    Case 2: CNS vasculitis - background PAN : uncommon
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    Takayasu arteritis
    Case 3: Takayasu arteritis
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