Diagnosis and classification of central nervous system vasculitis.

  title={Diagnosis and classification of central nervous system vasculitis.},
  author={Rula A Hajj-Ali and Leonard H. Calabrese},
  journal={Journal of autoimmunity},
Central nervous system vasculitis is one of the foremost diagnostic challenges in rheumatology. It results in inflammation and destruction of the vasculature within the CNS. When vasculitis is confined to brain, meninges or spinal cord, it is referred to as primary angiitis of the CNS. Secondary CNS vasculitis occurs in the setting of a systemic vasculitis, auto-inflammatory or infectious disease. Prompt and accurate diagnosis of CNS vasculitis is essential to prevent irreversible brain damage… CONTINUE READING