Infections and systemic vasculitis.

  title={Infections and systemic vasculitis.},
  author={Brian F. Mandell and Leonard H. Calabrese},
  journal={Current opinion in rheumatology},
  volume={10 1},
Bacterial infections can clinically mimic a primary vasculitic syndrome and can directly cause a vasculitis that may respond to prompt recognition and treatment of the infection. Increasing direct and indirect evidence is establishing links between certain infections and vasculopathies, including aortitis, atherosclerosis, and Wegener's granulomatosis. The literature on the hepatitis viruses, particularly hepatitis C, and various vasculitic syndromes continues to grow. The spectrum of clinical… CONTINUE READING


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