Abstract

Definition Vasculitis refers to a clinically heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by inflam mation of blood vessels. Depending on the disorder, vasculitis may affect vessels of all sizes, including both arteries and veins. Vascular inflammation (primarily related to leukocyte migration and infiltration) leads to luminal narrowing of blood vessels resulting in clinical manifestations secondary to ischemic injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRheumatology
Subtitle of host publicationA Color Handbook
PublisherCRC Press
Pages151-180
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781840766349
ISBN (Print)9781840761733
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Mikuls, T. R., Fay, B., Klassen, L. W., Moore, G. F., & Feely, M. (2013). Vasculitis. In Rheumatology: A Color Handbook (pp. 151-180). CRC Press.