Pulmonary vasculitis Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Lung
  • Lung Diseases
  • Vasculitis

abstract

  • Pulmonary vasculitis encompasses inflammation in the pulmonary vasculature with involved vessels varying in caliber from large elastic arteries to capillaries. Small pulmonary capillaries are the vessels most commonly involved in vasculitis affecting the lung. The antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitides, which include granulomatosis with polyangiitis (formerly Wegener granulomatosis), microscopic polyangiitis, and eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (formerly Churg-Strauss syndrome), are the small vessel vasculitides in which pulmonary vasculitis is most frequently observed and are the major focus of this review. Vasculitic involvement of the large pulmonary vessels as may occur in Beh├žet syndrome and Takayasu arteritis is also discussed.

publication date

  • May 2015

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.rdc.2015.01.004

PubMed ID

  • 25836645

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 315

end page

  • 31

volume

  • 41

number

  • 2