by Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Vasculitis (literally “inflammation of vessels”) refers to a group of disorders that share clinical, laboratory, and pathophysiologic findings. The type of blood vessel affected and the site(s) of involvement are variable and influence clinical features of each specific subtype of vasculitis. Primary systemic vasculitides, in which the vasculitis is not secondary to some underlying disease, are often multisystem disorders. Recognizing the constellation of symptoms specific to various vasculitides may help save someone’s life.

Immunosuppressive agents are used to treat many vasculitic diseases. Although such approaches can be effective, the patient's long-term course can be influenced by organ damage from their initial presentation, disease relapses, and medication toxicity. Here, we will touch on some of the more commonly tested vasculitides.

Course Details

  • Videos 7
  • Duration 0:40 h
  • Quiz questions 20
  • Concept Pages 8


Your Educators of course Vasculitis

 Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Dr. Richard N. Mitchell is the Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pathology and Health Sciences and Technology, at Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts, USA.

He obtained his PhD in Cell Biology and Immunology from Rockefeller University in 1980, and his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1984. Currently, he is Program Director of the Health Sciences and Technology Education and Curriculum at Harvard Medical School.

Due to his achievements, he earned the ASIP Robbins Distinguished Educator Award in 2013.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Mitchell teaches courses on Pathology.

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By Alaena A. on 28. September 2022 for Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis, Churg-Strauss Syndrome and Immunoglobulin G4-related Disease

very clear explanation to help delineate the differences between these diseases/syndromes

Good review for USMLE 1
By Ana Z. on 27. June 2022 for Vasculitis

The course is very good, I wish you would add the missing ones like IgA vasculitis, mixed cryoglobulinemia, etc