Vasculitis

Definition of Vasculitis:

Inflammation and necrosis of blood vessels, including arteries, veins and capillaries.  The damage may be due to infectious agents, mechanical trauma, radiation or toxins; often no specific causative factor is identified.  It involves immune mechanisms such as deposition of circulating immune complexes and direct attack by circulating antibodies

Topics Related to Vasculitis

Osteonecrosis

...the condition
“...They are not necessary for a differential diagnosis: Vasculitis is a common disorder characterized by an inflammation of the blood vessel walls...”

Peripheral Vascular Disease

...the condition
“...A number of conditions such as vasculitis may cause damage to blood vessels throughout the body...”

Sjogren's Syndrome

...the condition
“...Vasculitis is an inflammation of the blood vessels, which then become scarred and too narrow for blood to get through to reach the organs...”

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Vascular Dementia

...the condition
“...Other causes of vascular dementia inclue ... vasculitis...”

Vasculitis

...the condition
Vasculitis is an inflammation of the blood vessels...”
...relationship to Lupus, SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythromatosis)
“In the vasculitis caused by lupus, the antigens causing the immune complexes are often not known...”
...recommendation Essential Fatty Acids
“An essential fatty acid Omega-6/Omega-3 imbalance or deficiency can contribute to inflammation, which is part of the problem in vasculitis...”