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What is vasculitis ?

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Dr. Alfred Kim
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Vessel inflammation

Vasculitis is a basket term for numerous conditions that cause inflammatory damage to vessels.
Vasculitis itself is not a diagnosis, but just a finding that is seen in tissue via microscopy. The type of vasculitis is critical for how they are treated; each one of them may be treated differently. In general though, the immune system is triggered to initiate vessel damage.

In brief: Vessel inflammation

Vasculitis is a basket term for numerous conditions that cause inflammatory damage to vessels.
Vasculitis itself is not a diagnosis, but just a finding that is seen in tissue via microscopy. The type of vasculitis is critical for how they are treated; each one of them may be treated differently. In general though, the immune system is triggered to initiate vessel damage.
Dr. Alfred Kim
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