Vasculitis syndromes

Vasculitis sydromes are a group of autoimmune disorders characterized by inflammation of the blood vessels, either primary or secondary to another condition. The different vasculitis syndromes are classified by the size of blood vessel predominantly affected.

Latest Research and Reviews

  • Reviews |

    Nakazawa and colleagues describe advances in our understanding of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis. These insights have already generated promising new treatments that target B cells, T cells and cytokines; potential novel approaches targeting additional cells or molecules are also discussed.

    • Daigo Nakazawa
    • , Sakiko Masuda
    • , Utano Tomaru
    •  & Akihiro Ishizu
  • Reviews |

    Cryoglobulinaemia is characterized by the presence of precipitable immunoglobulins in the serum and can lead to a clinical syndrome called cryoglobulinaemic vasculitis. This Primer describes the underlying mechanisms, diagnosis and management of cryoglobulinaemia.

    • Dario Roccatello
    • , David Saadoun
    • , Manuel Ramos-Casals
    • , Athanasios G. Tzioufas
    • , Fernando C. Fervenza
    • , Patrice Cacoub
    • , Anna Linda Zignego
    •  & Clodoveo Ferri
  • Reviews |

    In this Review, the authors discuss the emerging evidence of the aetiology of Behçet's. They argue that geographical variation in prevalence, variation in disease expression and evidence of clinical subsets supports the notion that Behçet's is a syndrome rather than a disease.

    • Hasan Yazici
    • , Emire Seyahi
    • , Gulen Hatemi
    •  & Yusuf Yazici

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