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Vasculitis (plural: vasculitides) is a group of disorders that destroy blood vessels by inflammation. Both arteries and veins are affected. Lymphangitis is sometimes considered a type of vasculitis. Vasculitis is primarily caused by leukocyte migration and resultant damage.

Although both occur in vasculitis, inflammation of veins (phlebitis) or arteries (arteritis) on their own are separate entities.

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Basic information: web md arthritis and vasculitis mayoclinic definition american college of rheumatology vasculitis nationl heart lung and blood institute what is vasculitis? john hopkins symptoms of vasculitis about vasculitis nhs uk vasculitis cleveland clinic central nervous system vasculitis health line necrotizing vasculitis emedicine health what is vasculitis? health direct vasculitis nw york times vasculitis


Advanced information: medcine vasculitis medline plus vasculitis dermnet nz cutaneous vasculitis medscape vasculitis and thrombophlebitis patient vasculitis merck manuals(professional version) overview of vasculitis world allergy organisation vasculitis radiopedia vasculitis upto date patient information: vasculitis (beyond the basics) family practise note book vasculitis national organisation of rare diseases vasculitis news leukocytoclastic vasculitis medical news today vasculitis: causes, symptoms and treatments eye wiki retinal vasculitis


Research: namrata singh, shireesh saurabh, and irene j. tan, “takayasu’s arteritis and crohn’s disease in a young hispanic female,” case reports in rheumatology, vol. 2014, article id 246852, 4 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/246852 congenital neutropenia: diagnosis, molecular bases and patient management by jean donadieu et al., orphanet journal of rare diseases20116:26 doi: 10.1186/1750-1172-6-26 : watson l, richardson arw, holt rcl, jones ca, beresford mw (2012) henoch schonlein purpura – a 5-year review and proposed pathway. plos one 7(1): e29512. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029512 testicular involvement in wegener granulomatosis: case report and review of the literature by mehmet nuri turan et al., turk neph dial transpl 2012; 21 (2): 185-188 lingual infarction in wegener's granulomatosis: a case report and review of the literature by lachlan m carter and eitan brizman head & face medicine20084:19 doi: 10.1186/1746-160x-4-19 omar i. saadah and jamil a. al-mughales, “pediatric inflammatory bowel disease with cytoplasmic staining of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies,” clinical and developmental immunology, vol. 2013, article id 196012, 5 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/196012 cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related inflammation presenting with steroid-responsive higher brain dysfunction: case report and review of the literature by hideya sakaguchi et al., journal of neuroinflammation20118:116 doi: 10.1186/1742-2094-8-116 dietz sm, tacke cea, hutten ba, kuijpers tw (2015) peripheral endothelial (dys)function,arterial stiffness and carotid intima-media thickness in patients after kawasaki disease: a systematic review and meta-analyses. plos one 10(7):e0130913. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0130913

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kaneko y, nakai n, kida t, kawahito y, katoh n. mouth and genital ulcers with inflamed cartilage syndrome: case report and review of the published work. indian j dermatol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2016 jun 22];61:347. available from:

abu el-asrar am, herbort cp, tabbara kf. differential diagnosis of retinal vasculitis. middle east afr j ophthalmol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2016 jun 22];16:202-18. available from: a. guida, a. tufano, p. perna, et al., “the thromboembolic risk in giant cell arteritis: a critical review of the literature,” international journal of rheumatology, vol. 2014, article id 806402, 7 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/806402

das c p, prabhakar s, lal v, kharbanda p s. scleroderma, stroke, optic neuropathy : a rare association. neurol india [serial online] 2002 [cited 2016 jun 22];50:504. available from: sibel doguizi, mehmet ali sekeroglu, mustafa alpaslan anayol, and pelin yilmazbas, “a rare cause of unilateral central retinal vein occlusion in a young patient: type iii mixed cryoglobulinemia,” case reports in ophthalmological medicine, vol. 2016, article id 1949362, 4 pages, 2016. doi:10.1155/2016/1949362


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