The spectrum and treatment of virus-associated vasculitides.

  title={The spectrum and treatment of virus-associated vasculitides.},
  author={L{\"o}ic Guillevin and François Lhote and Romain Kroum Gherardi},
  journal={Current opinion in rheumatology},
  volume={9 1},
It is admitted that viral infections can be responsible for systemic vasculitides. Viruses can be responsible for various types of vasculitis that affect vessels of different sizes. Clinical manifestations are the same as those observed in previously described vasculitides such as polyarteritis nodosa or cryoglobulinemia. When viral infection is diagnosed and considered to be responsible for vasculitis, a specific therapeutic approach must be prescribed. Treatment is based on the combination of… CONTINUE READING
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