Vasculitis. Philip Seo, MD, MHS Co-Director, the Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center Compassionate Allowances Outreach Hearing on Autoimmune Diseases 16 March 2011. Vasculitis: Basic Facts. Vasculitis affects all ages , although some types are restricted to certain age groups
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Philip Seo, MD, MHS
Co-Director, the Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center
Compassionate Allowances Outreach Hearing on Autoimmune Diseases
16 March 2011
A clinicopathologic process characterized by inflammatory destruction of blood vessels that results in occlusion or destruction of the vessel and ischemia of the tissues supplied by that vessel.
Inflammatory destruction of blood vessels
[or 15 mg/kg IV q 2 wk x3 then q 3 weeks x 6-12 months]
32 year old woman with Wegener’s granulomatosis
Herlyn K, Arthritis Rheum 2010; 659
Loss of proprioception
Muscle loss, Weight gain