medium-sized vessel vasculitis

medium-sized vessel vasculitis

Vasculitis that affects main visceral arteries and branches.
 
Examples
Polyarteritis nodosa, Kawasaki’s disease, primary granulomatous CNS vasculitis.

medium-sized vessel vasculitis

Internal medicine Vasculitis affecting main visceral arteries and branches Examples Polyarteritis nodosa, Kawasaki's disease, primary granulomatous CNS vasculitis. See Systemic vasculitis.
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Chronic inflammation can lead to arterial aneurysm formation, a characteristic of medium-sized vessel vasculitis but a very unusual feature of GPA.
PAN is a medium-sized vessel vasculitis predominantly affecting males in their 4th to 6th decade.
In 2012, the Chapel Hill consensus for nomenclature of vasculitides added "single-organ vasculitis" as a new category to differentiate PAN which is reserved for the primary systemic form of this medium-sized vessel vasculitis [7].

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