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Updates in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Vasculitis


Christina Katsiari

University Of Thessaly, Greece

Vasculitis, an inflammation of blood vessels, can be idiopathic or secondary to other conditions. Infections may also mimic idiopathic vasculitis, and the differential diagnosis is of paramount importance for the practicing physician. Vasculitides are not rare diseases. In fact, some vasculitides, such as giant cell arteritis, cutaneous vasculitis, and ANCA-associated vasculitis are relatively common in everyday practice. Vasculitis may rapidly lead to organ failure, and put patient's life in danger. Therefore, physicians of different specialties should diagnose vasculitis early, because early institution of treatment is crucial for the favorable outcome. In recent years progress has been made in the pathophysiology and treatment of vasculitis. This book reflects all new advances in pathogenetic mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of different types of vasculitis. The international panel of authors helps in achieving a balanced view on different aspects of vasculitis.

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Updates in the Diagnosis and Treatment of VasculitisEdited by Lazaros Sakkas

Published: February 20th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/46068

ISBN: 978-953-51-1008-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7098-3

Copyright year: 2013

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28844 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

8 Web of Science Citations

9 Dimensions Citations


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1. History, Classification and Pathophysiology of Small Vessel Vasculitis

By Mohamed Abdgawad


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2. The Pathogenesis of Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody Renal Vasculitis

By Sharon Lee Ford, Stephen Roger Holdsworth and Shaun Andrew Summers


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3. Immunological Mechanisms and Clinical Aspects in Pulmonary- Renal Syndrome: A Review

By N. Lukán


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4. Immunopathophysiology of Large Vessel Involvement in Giant Cell Arteritis — Implications on Disease Phenotype and Response to Treatment

By Panagiota Boura, Konstantinos Tselios, Ioannis Gkougkourelas and Alexandros Sarantopoulos


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5. Giant Cell Arteritis and Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathies

By Dragos Catalin Jianu and Silviana Nina Jianu


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6. Infectious Causes of Vasculitis

By Jacques Choucair


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7. Vasculitis and Vasculopathy in Rheumatic Diseases

By Mislav Radić and Josipa Radic


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8. Treatment of ANCA-Associated Vasculitis in Adults

By Aurore Fifi-Mah and Cheryl Barnabe


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9. Treatment of ANCA-Negative Small Vessel Vasculitis

By Christina G. Katsiari, Theodora Simopoulou and Lazaros I. Sakkas


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10. Retracted: Recent Advances in the Management of Refractory Vasculitis

By Reem Hamdy A. Mohammed


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