Vasculitis: Basic Principles with Carlo Raj
Vasculitis: Basic Principles with Carlo Raj

Vasculitis: Basic Principles with Carlo Raj

by Carlo Raj, MD

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 5
  • Duration 0:39 h
  • Quiz questions 20
  • Concept Pages 2


Your Educators of course Vasculitis: Basic Principles with Carlo Raj

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

Dr. Carlo Raj is a Physician and Lecturer at Becker’s Healthcare, in Illinois, USA, and the CEO and founder of Indus Intellect Virtual MedEd, a medical education consulting company.
He obtained his MD from Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and is an international lecturer and public speaker.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Raj teaches courses on Pathology.

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By juliza f. on 06. March 2023 for Medium Vessel Vasculitides: Polyarteritis Nodosa

Carlo Raj, make easy everything, I appreciate that. Thankss ss

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By Jimmy G. on 14. January 2023 for Non-ANCA-associated Small Vessel Vasculitides

The lecture has been very clear and precise as it is often the case with Dr. Raj!

Great lecture
By Gabriel V. on 18. August 2022 for ANCA-associated Small Vessel Vasculitides

I always know its going to be a good lecture when I see Dr. Raj teaching it

Thank you all for your feedback!
By Carlo R. on 19. January 2021 for ANCA-associated Small Vessel Vasculitides

Mehmet K, and others thank you for your feedback! I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe in 2021. I read your comments, and try to deeply reflect upon them. I thoroughly enjoy the feedback that I receive from you the medical students and doctors, fore; it allows me to improve upon the art that I have been fortunate enough to be part for the past 20 years. Thanks to individuals such as you who take the time out of your busy schedule to express what is on your mind, it allows me to always be improving as a medical educator. There are numerous other resources out there, as you are aware, and I feel privileged that you wish to invest your time and money with me and Lecturio. As any patient should receive 2nd and 3rd opinions about treatment protocol, and even encourage such behavior by doctors who are secure in themselves, I would recommend the same for you so that you are constantly being fed and inspired by medical knowledge! You live in golden age of medical education and possess tools at your disposal to excel in your medical school coursework, USMLE/PLAB/MER, etc. I hope you find a resource that you can relate to, if it's me, fantastic, if not, that's okay too, but the most important thing is that you/me, WE, continue on our journey of growth and humility. Thank you all for making me a part of your academic life, however brief it may be. ~Carlo Raj