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What is vasculitis?

VIDEO 12:10 minutes
Vasculitis is a group of medical conditions which cause damage to the blood vessels through inflammation. Depending on which blood vessels are affected, vasculitis can be classified as large vessel, medium vessel, or small vessel ...

Vasculitis pathophysiology

VIDEO 5:57 minutes
Vasculitis occurs when antibodies (part of the immune system of the body) accidentally mistake the proteins on blood vessels to be foreign (don’t belong in the body). The immune system attacks the blood vessel cells and damages them. Learn ...

Temporal arteritis

VIDEO 10:17 minutes
Temporal arteritis (otherwise known as giant-cell arteritis) is a type of vasculitis that affects medium to large arteries in the head. Patients with temporal arteritis can have symptoms like migraines and sudden vision problems. Learn how ...

Takayasu arteritis

VIDEO 7:16 minutes
Takayasu arteritis (also known as the pulseless disease) is a type of vasculitis that affects large arteries and leads to significant narrowing of the vasculature. Patients with takayasu arteritis can have symptoms like weak or absent ...

Polyarteritis nodosa

VIDEO 11:45 minutes
Polyarteritis nodosa is a type of vasculitis that affects small to medium arteries and leads to significant narrowing of the vasculature. Patients with polyarteritis nodosa can have symptoms like bloody diarrhea, skin lesions, and impaired ...

What is Kawasaki disease?

VIDEO 5:42 minutes
Kawasaki disease (also known as mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome) is a type of vasculitis that affects medium arteries. Patients with Kawasaki disease can have symptoms like rashes on the palms of hands, soles of feet, in the eyes, and on ...

Kawasaki disease: diagnosis and treatment

VIDEO 12:21 minutes
Kawasaki disease is diagnosed off the presence of symptoms rather than the results of tests. Symptoms include: conjunctivitis, rash, adenopathy, strawberry tongue, and rash on palms and soles of hands and feet. Four of these symptoms must ...

Buerger disease

VIDEO 4:34 minutes
Buerger disease (also known as the thromboangiitis obliterans) is a type of vasculitis that affects small and medium blood vessels and has been linked strongly to smoking. Buerger disease is characterised by poor blood flow through blood ...

Wegener’s granulomatosis and microscopic polyangiitis

VIDEO 8:32 minutes
Wegener’s granulomatosis (also known as granulomatosis with polyangiitis) is a type of vasculitis that affects small and medium blood vessels. Symptoms can include saddle nose deformity, chronic sinusitis, and collapsed trachea. ...

Churg-Strauss syndrome

VIDEO 4:05 minutes
Churg-Strauss syndrome (also known as eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis) is a type of vasculitis that affects small and medium blood vessels. Symptoms of this disease are similar to seasonal allergies, such as runny nose, ...

Henoch-Schonlein purpura

VIDEO 6:04 minutes
Henoch-Schonlein purpura (also known as anaphylactoid purpura) is a type of vasculitis that affects small blood vessels and characterized by elevated immunoglobulin A (IgA). Symptoms of this disease include skin lesions, joint pain, blood ...