Vasculitis

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Vasculitis

Vasculitis is redness and swelling (inflammation) of the system of small tubes that carry blood throughout your body (vessels, arteries, veins and capillaries). This inflammation can cause these tubes to become weak and narrow, leading to a blockage which will cut off blood supply to an area of the body. Vasculitis can affect any area of the body, leading to damage of any organ or tissue.

The symptoms of vasculitis vary depending on which organ or tissue is affected. Symptoms may include a rash, muscle weakness, fever, weight loss, general fatigue, kidney failure, heart attack or stroke. Vasculitis can be diagnosed by your doctor using a combination of your health history, physical exam, blood and urine tests to look for signs of inflammation or organ damage, imaging tests (x-ray, CT or MRI) to look for inflammation and organ damage, and removal of a small piece of affected tissue (biopsy) to look for signs of vasculitis.

Treatment options depends on which tissue or organ is affected. In some cases, treatment may not be necessary and the inflammation will go away on its own. Other times, medications may be necessary to prevent further damage and relieve symptoms. If you have been diagnosed with vasculitis, talk with your doctor about the most current treatment options. Support groups are a good resource for additional information.

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

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.

Last Updated: 24 Apr 2015

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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: 24 Apr 2015

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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 1536 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Secondary Coats' response to retinal vasculitis managed with bevacizumab.
 

Author(s): Priyanka Chaudhary, Abhishek Varshney, Chetan Videkar

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 09;66(9):1355-1357.

 

We report a case of 22-year-old young male who presented with a 3-month history of gradual and painless decrease of vision in his right eye (RE). On ophthalmological examination, best-corrected visual acuity in his RE was counting finger close to the face. Left eye ophthalmic examination ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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C-Reactive Protein to Serum Albumin Ratio Is an Independent Predictor of All-Cause Mortality in Patients with ANCA-Associated Vasculitis.
 

Author(s): Jae Seung Moon, Sung Soo Ahn, Yong Beom Park, Sang Kyou Lee, Sang Won Lee

Journal: Yonsei Med. J.. 2018 Sep;59(7):865-871.

 

We investigated whether C-reactive protein (CRP) to serum albumin ratio (CAR) could be an independent predictor of all-cause mortality in patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Idiopathic retinal vasculitis, aneurysms, and neuroretinitis.
 

Author(s): Nitin Kumar Menia, Swati Kiran, Reema Bansal

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 08;66(8):1195.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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 278 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

One year in review 2018: systemic vasculitis.
 

Author(s): Elena Elefante, Milena Bond, Sara Monti, Gemma Lepri, Elena Cavallaro, Mara Felicetti, Emanuele Calabresi, Chiara Posarelli, Rosaria Talarico, Luca Quartuccio, Chiara Baldini

Journal: Clin. Exp. Rheumatol.. ;36 Suppl 111(2):12-32.

 

Systemic vasculitis are heterogeneous, complex and disabling disorders. Following the previous annual reviews of this series, this paper gives a brief overview on current knowledge about recent literature on small- and large-vessel systemic vasculitis, with a specific focus on pathogenetic ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging of macrophages in large vessel vasculitis: Current status and future prospects.
 

Author(s): William Febry Jiemy, Peter Heeringa, Jan A A M Kamps, Conny J van der Laken, Riemer H J A Slart, Elisabeth Brouwer

Journal: Autoimmun Rev. 2018 Jul;17(7):715-726.

 

Macrophages are key players in the pathogenesis of large-vessel vasculitis (LVV) and may serve as a target for diagnostic imaging of LVV. The radiotracer, F-FDG has proven to be useful in the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis (GCA), a form of LVV. Although uptake of F-FDG is high ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Genetics of immunoglobulin-A vasculitis (Henoch-Schönlein purpura): An updated review.
 

Author(s): Raquel López-Mejías, Santos Castañeda, Fernanda Genre, Sara Remuzgo-Martínez, F David Carmona, Javier Llorca, Ricardo Blanco, Javier Martín, Miguel A González-Gay

Journal: Autoimmun Rev. 2018 Mar;17(3):301-315.

 

Immunoglobulin-A vasculitis (IgAV) is classically a childhood small-sized blood vessel vasculitis with predominant involvement of the skin. Gastrointestinal and joint manifestations are common in patients diagnosed with this condition. Nephritis, which is more severe in adults, constitutes ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Endothelin Antagonism in ANCA Vasculitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vasculitis

 

Last Updated: 25 Oct 2017

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Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) in Retinal Vasculitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Retinal Vasculitis

 

Last Updated: 3 Apr 2018

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MICRO-RNAs OF NEUTROPHILS IN RENAL ANTINEUTROPHIL CYTOPLASMIS ANTIBODY (ANCA) -ASSOCIATED VASCULITIS
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: ANCA-associated Vasculitis

 

Last Updated: 4 Nov 2016

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