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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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

SARS-CoV-2 surface proteins alter the expression of key chemokines and cytokines in cell lines

SARS-CoV-2 surface proteins alter the expression of key chemokines and cytokines in cell lines

Neutrophils may play a key role in COVID-19-related thrombosis

Neutrophils may play a key role in COVID-19-related thrombosis

Repurposed mouse model sheds light on spectrum of COVID-19 disease symptoms

Repurposed mouse model sheds light on spectrum of COVID-19 disease symptoms

Japanese woman diagnosed with frosted branch angiitis

Japanese woman diagnosed with frosted branch angiitis

Children with Kawasaki Disease at increased risk for cardiovascular events 10 years later

Children with Kawasaki Disease at increased risk for cardiovascular events 10 years later

Lupus patients receiving prophylactic therapy are at high risk for adverse reactions

Lupus patients receiving prophylactic therapy are at high risk for adverse reactions

Researchers identify a genetic basis for ANCA-associated vasculitis

Researchers identify a genetic basis for ANCA-associated vasculitis

Researchers identify genetic basis for anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis

Researchers identify genetic basis for anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis

Characterization of prognostic markers to predict COVID-19 severity

Characterization of prognostic markers to predict COVID-19 severity

SARS-CoV-2 infection of carotid arteries may explain vascular involvement in COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2 infection of carotid arteries may explain vascular involvement in COVID-19

Study reveals complex immunology behind MIS-C in children with COVID-19

Study reveals complex immunology behind MIS-C in children with COVID-19

Underlying pathology of MIS-C in children following SARS-CoV-2 infection

Underlying pathology of MIS-C in children following SARS-CoV-2 infection

ARDS may not be the primary lung iInjury in COVID-19

ARDS may not be the primary lung iInjury in COVID-19

First case report on pathologic findings of vasculitis of the small vessels in the heart

First case report on pathologic findings of vasculitis of the small vessels in the heart