Injury to the walls of blood vessels from inflammation:
Ischemia and necrosis
Aneurysms and hemorrhage
Deposition of circulating antigen–antibody complex and...
Systemic complaints are common early in the presentation of vasculitis, before vascular-related complications occur:
Fever, fatigue, weight loss, diffuse aches and pains
Treatment for vasculitis is determined by the underlying cause or the specific disease and ...
Patients with evidence of severe disease and end-organ dysfunction should be admitted.
Consult for procedures to revascularize ischemic organs.
Drug therapy may be toxic; do not prescribe without specialist consultation.
Patients may be immunosuppressed and at risk for opportunistic pathogens.
Do not miss subacute bacterial ...
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Lapraik C, Watts R, Bacon P, et al. BSR and BHPR guidelines for the management of adults with...
446.0 Polyarteritis nodosa
446.5 Giant cell arteritis
447.6 Arteritis, unspecified
443.1 Thromboangiitis obliterans [Buerger's disease]
I77.6 Arteritis, unspecified
M30.0 Polyarteritis nodos...
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