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Updates in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Vasculitis

Co-editor:

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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21695 Total Chapter Downloads

2 Web of Science Citations

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1. History, Classification and Pathophysiology of Small Vessel Vasculitis

By Mohamed Abdgawad

2239

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2. The Pathogenesis of Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody Renal Vasculitis

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

1951

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

By N. Lukán

1365

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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

1585

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5. Giant Cell Arteritis and Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathies

By Dragos Catalin Jianu and Silviana Nina Jianu

1863

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6. Infectious Causes of Vasculitis

By Jacques Choucair

3560

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7. Vasculitis and Vasculopathy in Rheumatic Diseases

By Mislav Radić and Josipa Radic

3059

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8. Treatment of ANCA-Associated Vasculitis in Adults

By Aurore Fifi-Mah and Cheryl Barnabe

1905

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9. Treatment of ANCA-Negative Small Vessel Vasculitis

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

1867

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

By Reem Hamdy A. Mohammed

2306

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