rheumatoid vasculitis


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Related to rheumatoid vasculitis: scleromalacia

rheumatoid vasculitis

A necrotizing vasculitis affecting a subset of Pts with rheumatoid arthritis Clinical Mononeuritis multiplex, GI involvement–infarction, ulceration, perforation, colitis, stricture formation, hemorrhage, skin infarction, constitutional Sx

rheumatoid vasculitis

A relatively rare complication of severe rheumatoid arthritis, characterized by blood vessel inflammation, esp. in the skin, eyes (the sclera), and nerves. It can produce deep dermal ulcers, localized skin infarction, ischemia or necrosis of the fingertips, scleritis, and inflammation of multiple nerves (mononeuritis multiplex).
See also: vasculitis

rheumatoid vasculitis

inflammation and occlusion of small vessels (terminal arterioles and capillaries) secondary to intravascular immune complex deposition; leads to nail fold and skin infarcts, pain, reduced tissue viability and proneness to ulceration and infection