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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Following organizations serve the condition "Vasculitis" for support, advocacy or research.

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.

http://allianceforcryo.org/

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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The terms "Vasculitis" returned 1148 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Paracetamol-induced hypersensitivity vasculitis in a 10-year-old child.
 

Author(s): C Guerriero, F Perino, N Favoriti, R Capizzi, I Sani, D Rigante

Journal: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2013 Dec;17(24):3405-6.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 2013

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Propylthiouracil induced antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies-associated vasculitis.
 

Author(s): Hui-Lin Liu, Mei-Juan Gao, Ya-An Zheng, Gui-Hua Liu

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. 2013 ;126(24):4814.

 

Last Updated: 17 Dec 2013

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Re: Atypical clinical course of antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibodies-associated vasculitis.
 

Author(s): Mohammad Reza Ardalan, Hamid Nasri

Journal: Iran J Kidney Dis. 2013 Nov;7(6):507-8.

 

Last Updated: 18 Nov 2013

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Vasculitis" returned 219 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis in MPO-ANCA-related vasculitis: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Kimio Watanabe, Yoshihiro Tani, Hiroshi Kimura, Jun Asai, Kenichi Tanaka, Yoshimitsu Hayashi, Koichi Asahi, Masaaki Nakayama, Tsuyoshi Watanabe

Journal: Fukushima J Med Sci. 2013 ;59(1):56-62.

 

A 75-year-old woman presented with rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis with positive results for anti-myeloperoxidase anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (MPO-ANCA). Corticosteroid therapy was successfully introduced. However, 7 months later, magnetic resonance imaging revealed ...

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2013

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A case of systemic nocardiosis in systemic vasculitis and a review of the literature.
 

Author(s): D Sirisena, L Al Swedan, D Jayne, K Chakravarty

Journal: Singapore Med J. 2013 Jun;54(6):e127-30.

 

Systemic nocardiosis is rarely reported in patients with systemic vasculitis, and is mostly described in patients experiencing long-term immunosuppression following organ transplantation. In this report, we describe a 71-year-old man who developed disseminated Nocardia infection during ...

Last Updated: 3 Jul 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Pediatric Vasculitis Initiative
 

Status: Recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 5 Feb 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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