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Vasculitis 

Vasculitis
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Vasculitis
Author(s):

Gavin Spickett

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198789529.003.0013
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date: 22 September 2020

The term vasculitis implies inflammation affecting predominantly the blood vessels. The effects of the process depend on the location of the inflammatory change and the size and type of the vessel involved. It is unclear why there is selectivity for vessels of a certain type, size, or location. This chapter covers the presentation, immunogenetics, immunopathology, diagnosis, treatment, and testing for a range of primary vasculitides.

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