Vasculitis

Vasculitis is a condition that involves inflammation in the blood vessels. The condition occurs if your immune system attacks your blood vessels by mistake. This may happen as the result of an infection, a medicine, or another disease or condition. The inflammation can lead to serious problems. Complications depend on which blood vessels, organs, or other body systems are affected. Vasculitis can affect any of the body's blood vessels. These include arteries, veins, and capillaries. Arteries carry blood from your heart to your body's organs. Veins carry blood from your organs and limbs back to your heart. Capillaries connect the small arteries and veins.

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Insight into COVID-19 brain complications

Insight into COVID-19 brain complications

QTQTN motif upstream of furin-cleavage site in SARS-CoV-2 infection and pathogenesis

QTQTN motif upstream of furin-cleavage site in SARS-CoV-2 infection and pathogenesis

Efficacy of SARS-CoV2 variant-specific replicating RNA vaccines on SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern

Efficacy of SARS-CoV2 variant-specific replicating RNA vaccines on SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern

Does SARS-CoV-2 infection contribute to adrenal gland dysfunction?

Does SARS-CoV-2 infection contribute to adrenal gland dysfunction?

Evidence that mild and even asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection can lead to sustained immune activation

Evidence that mild and even asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection can lead to sustained immune activation

The autoantibody profile in COVID-19 patients with MIS-C

The autoantibody profile in COVID-19 patients with MIS-C

Current understanding of the link between COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease

Current understanding of the link between COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease

Results of high-impact clinical trials could affect kidney-related medical care

Results of high-impact clinical trials could affect kidney-related medical care

Pregnant women with Takayasu's arteritis may have high prevalence of maternal and fetal complications

Pregnant women with Takayasu's arteritis may have high prevalence of maternal and fetal complications

Effect of biologic therapy on COVID-19 in children suffering from rheumatic diseases

Effect of biologic therapy on COVID-19 in children suffering from rheumatic diseases

New clinical trial to test third dose of COVID-19 vaccine for immunocompromised people

New clinical trial to test third dose of COVID-19 vaccine for immunocompromised people

New mouse model may help elucidate the pathogenic mechanisms behind Sjögren's syndrome

New mouse model may help elucidate the pathogenic mechanisms behind Sjögren's syndrome

How can COVID-19 affect the skin?

How can COVID-19 affect the skin?

Young, healthy adult infected by COVID-19 suffers CNS lymphocytic vasculitis

Young, healthy adult infected by COVID-19 suffers CNS lymphocytic vasculitis

Three new guidelines released for treatment and management of systemic vasculitis

Three new guidelines released for treatment and management of systemic vasculitis

Exposure to silica dust at work may increase risk of autoimmune rheumatic diseases

Exposure to silica dust at work may increase risk of autoimmune rheumatic diseases

Study identifies a new factor that increases risk of Alzheimer's disease

Study identifies a new factor that increases risk of Alzheimer's disease

Elevated ACE2 and inflammation levels increase risk for pregnant women infected with SARS-CoV-2

Elevated ACE2 and inflammation levels increase risk for pregnant women infected with SARS-CoV-2

SARS-CoV-2 triggers development of new-onset IgG autoantibodies in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

SARS-CoV-2 triggers development of new-onset IgG autoantibodies in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Research suggests St. John's Wort and Echinacea could protect against COVID-19

Research suggests St. John's Wort and Echinacea could protect against COVID-19