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vasculitis

Wednesday 12 November 2003

Digital cases

- UI:634 - Leukocytoclastic vasculitis
- UI:575 : Microscopic polyarteritis : Kidney - Microscopic polyangiitis, vasculitis, fibrinoid necrosis, necrotizing glomerulonephritis, crescents
- UI:584 - Polyarteritis nodosa (Adrenal gland)
- UI:704 - Buergers disease (Thromboangitis obliterans)

Definition: Vasculitis is the inflaamtion of blood vessel walls.

Types (size of vessels)

- small-vessel vasculitis
- medium-sized vessel vasculitis
- large-vessel vasculitis

Types (morphology)

- acute vasculitis
- chronic vasculitis

  • lymphocytic vasculitis
  • eosinophilic vasculitis
  • granulomatous vasculitis

- necrotizing vasculitis

Localization

- cutaneous vasculitis
- renal vasculitis
- digestive vasculitis
- pulmonary vasculitis
- cerebral vasculitis

Etiology

- infectious vasculitis

  • viral vasculitis
  • bacterial vasculitis
  • fungal vasculitis

- immune vasculitis

References

- Weyand CM, Goronzy JJ. Medium- and large-vessel vasculitis.
N Engl J Med. 2003 Jul 10;349(2):160-9. PMID: 12853590

- Jennette JC, Falk RJ. Small-vessel vasculitis. N Engl J Med. 1997 Nov 20;337(21):1512-23. PMID: 9366584

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