Vasculitis

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Vasculitis

Vasculitis is an inflammation of the vascular system, which includes the veins, arteries, and capillaries. There are many different forms of vasculitis, including temporal arteritis, primary angiitis of the central nervous system, Takayasu disease, periarteritis nodosa, Kawasaki disease, Churg-Strauss syndrome, Wegener granulomatosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren syndrome, Behcet disease and others. Signs and symptoms of vasculitis vary depending on the form and on the part of the body affected. In general, the cause of vasculitis is thought to be a faulty immune system response. Treatment of vasculitis depends upon the specific diagnosis. Most of forms of vasculitis respond well to steroid drugs. Some may also require treatment with an immunosuppressive drug, such as cyclophosphamide.
 

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Alliance for Cryoglobulinemia

Alliance for Cryoglobulinemia is an inclusive network of patients, caregivers, family, medical professionals and other supporters dedicated to improving quality of life for people with cryoglobulinemia. Our goal is to create a platform that links all efforts of campaigns, research, support and other resources related to cryoglobulinemia. We utilize medical advisors, community networking, crowd-funding, peer to peer support, social media and campaign strategies to advocate awareness, patient support, education and research.

Last Updated: 27 May 2014

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Alpha-1 Awareness UK

Alpha-1 Awareness UK is a charity formed to provide information and support to sufferers of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. We maintain close links with experts and organisations associated with the condition, including European Alpha groups, pharmaceuticals and clinicians. Our primary objective is to improve the understanding of A1AT in both patients and medical professionals, as well as to provide support for Alphas and their carers.

Last Updated: 29 Mar 2013

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Alliance for Cryoglobulinemia

Alliance for Cryoglobulinemia is an inclusive network of patients, caregivers, family, medical professionals and other supporters dedicated to improving quality of life for people with cryoglobulinemia. Our goal is to create a platform that links all efforts of campaigns, research, support and other resources related to cryoglobulinemia. We utilize medical advisors, community networking, crowd-funding, peer to peer support, social media and campaign strategies to advocate awareness, patient support, education and research.

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Last Updated: 27 May 2014

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Alpha-1 Awareness UK

Alpha-1 Awareness UK is a charity formed to provide information and support to sufferers of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. We maintain close links with experts and organisations associated with the condition, including European Alpha groups, pharmaceuticals and clinicians. Our primary objective is to improve the understanding of A1AT in both patients and medical professionals, as well as to provide support for Alphas and their carers.

http://www.alpha1awareness.org.uk

Last Updated: 29 Mar 2013

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Scientific Literature

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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Vasculitis" returned 1180 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Renal paraneoplastic vasculitis complicating lung adenocarcinoma.
 

Author(s): Besma Ben Dhaou, Fatma Boussema, Zohra Aydi, Sonia Ketari, Lilia Baili, Fatma Ben Moussa, Lilia Rokbani

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2014 Sep;25(5):1065-7.

 

Renal paraneoplastic vasculitis (RNPV) is rare. It can be revealed by glomerulonephritis, microaneurysms or renal failure. RPNV may precede the onset of the primary tumor, and treatment and prognosis depend on the etiology (primary tumor). A 54-year-old man who had a primary lung ...

Last Updated: 6 Sep 2014

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Vasculitis and anaphylactoid shock induced in mice by cell wall extract of the fungus Candida metapsilosis.
 

Author(s): Rui Tada, Daisuke Yamanaka, Noriko Nagi-Miura, Yoshiyuki Adachi, Naohito Ohno

Journal: Pol. J. Microbiol.. 2014 ;63(2):223-30.

 

To investigate whether cell wall mannan from Candida metapsilosis induces vasculitis similar to that in Kawasaki syndrome and anaphylactoid shock in mice, we examined the pathogenic effects of C. metapsilosis cell wall extracts. Our results show that intraperitoneal injection of cell ...

Last Updated: 13 Aug 2014

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Minocycline-induced polyarteritis nodosa-like vasculitis.
 

Author(s): Timna Agur, Yair Levy, Eleonora Plotkin, Sydney Benchetrit

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2014 May;16(5):322-3.

 

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2014

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The terms "Vasculitis" returned 227 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Vasculitis in childhood – a dermatological approach.
 

Author(s): Benoit Sandrine, Matthias Goebeler

Journal: J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 2014 Feb;12(2):124-9.

 

Vasculitis, an inflammatory condition affecting the blood vessels, may be restricted to a single organ or involve several organ systems. The size of the involved vessels is an important criterion for categorization of vasculitides, which is a prerequisite for rapid diagnosis and initiation ...

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2014

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Alcohol-induced vasculitis: case report and commentary.
 

Author(s): Katrina Abuabara, Sara Samimi, Emily Y Chu, Neil D Bluebond, William D James, Peter A Merkel

Journal: J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.. 2014 Feb;70(2):e42-3.

 

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2014

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Large vessel vasculitis with myelodysplastic syndrome.
 

Author(s): Takayuki Katsuyama, Haruhito Adam Uchida, Kishio Toma, Yoshinobu Maeda, Daisho Hirota, Ryoko Umebayashi, Ken-Ei Sada, Hirofumi Makino

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2014 ;53(1):63-6.

 

A 71-year-old woman presented with a high-grade fever, neck pain, anemia and thrombocytopenia. After performing further examinations, we concluded that she had simultaneously developed large vessel vasculitis and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Although glucocorticoid administration ...

Last Updated: 6 Jan 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Pediatric Vasculitis Initiative
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Wegeners Granulomatosis (Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis); Microscopic Polyangiitis; Churg Strauss Syndrome (Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis); Polyarteritis Nodosa; Takayasu Arteritis; Primary CNS Vasculitis; Unclassified Vasculitis

 

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2014

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Last Updated: 1 Nov 2011

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Alemtuzumab for ANCA Associated Refractory Vasculitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vasculitis; Microscopic Polyangiitis; Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis; Wegener's

 

Last Updated: 28 Jul 2011

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