Working classification of vasculitis Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Vasculitis

abstract

  • Vasculitis is defined as angiocentric segmental inflammation of the blood vessels and fibrinoid necrosis of the vessel wall. Classification of vasculitis is a controversial problem, because of the difficulty in incorporating globally different criteria such as histologic features, size of affected blood vessels, etiology, pathogenesis and other factors in a single classification schema. In this paper we review the principal classifications and make a novel attempt to classify vasculitis on the basis of the size of affected vessels. We hope that a new generation of basic and clinical investigators can achieve a better understanding of the pathogenesis of various vasculitis-related syndromes and that this understanding will facilitate future classification schemas.

publication date

  • January 1995

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 8609434

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 101

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 14

number

  • 2