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Inflammatory Vascular Diseases: Summary

by Joseph Alpert, MD
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    00:01 Well in summary then vasculitis is a group of disorders that causes inflammatory injury and leads to destruction of blood vessels. It can occur in arteries or veins. It's classified by cause, vessel type, or vessel size. A typical example of a medium-sized arteritis is Kawasaki’s disease often seen in young children and often involving the coronary arteries that can eventually in later life lead to coronary aneurysms. Common symptoms to the vasculitides involve skin changes, bleeding into the skin, severe malaise, fatigue, and fever. Many of these diseases are thought to involve the immunological systems and are treated often with steroids and other immunosuppressive agents.


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    The lecture Inflammatory Vascular Diseases: Summary by Joseph Alpert, MD is from the course Inflammatory Vascular Diseases.


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    1. Young children.
    2. Infants.
    3. Adolescents.
    4. Middle age.
    5. Geriatric.

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     Joseph Alpert, MD

    Joseph Alpert, MD


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