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The vasculitides : science and practice

Author: Barbara M Ansell
Publisher: London : Chapman & Hall, 1996.
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This account begins with the classification and histology of Vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels), which occurs during injury and also as a response to many diseases, particulary those that  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara M Ansell
ISBN: 9781489928894 1489928898
OCLC Number: 855671769
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 447 pages) : illustrations
Contents: One Classification and Histology.- 1 Vasculitis - then and now.- 2 Classification and histopathologic specificity of systemic vasculitis.- Two Disease Mechanisms and Investigations.- 3 Vasculitis: mechanisms of injury.- 4 Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA): current perspectives.- 5 Antiendothelial cell antibodies, antiphospholipid antibodies and vascular disease.- 6 Adhesion molecules in disease: vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 as a target for therapy.- 7 MRI and CT in vasculitis.- 8 Angiography in vasculitis: its role in diagnosis and in the management of complications.- Three Primary and Systemic Vasculitides.- 9 Polyarteritis nodosa: clinical aspects.- 10 Microscopic polyarteritis (MPA).- 11 New concepts in Wegener's granulomatosis.- 12 Giant cell arteritis.- 13 Takayasu arteritis: a current update.- 14 Behcet's syndrome with emphasis on clinical genetics and mortality.- 15 Endothelial cell dysfunction in Behcet's disease.- 16 Pulmonary vasculitides.- 17 Angiitis of the central nervous system.- Four Connective Tissue and Dermal Vasculitides.- 18 Rheumatoid vasculitis.- 19 Vasculitis in primary Sjogren's syndrome.- 20 Mixed cryoglobulinemia: the role of HCV and organ-specific antibodies.- 21 Cutaneous vasculitis.- Five Management.- 22 Treatment of severe vasculitis: general principles and the use of corticosteroids.- 23 Therapy of vasculitis.- 24 Treatment of polyarteritis nodosa and Churg-Strauss syndrome.- 25 Relapses of Wegener's granulomatosis: role of micro-organisms and prophylaxis with trimethoprim/ sulfamethoxazole.- 26 Alternative treatments for systemic vasculitis.- Six Vasculitis in Childhood.- 27 Juvenile dermatomyositis.- 28 Kawasaki syndrome.- 29 Kawasaki syndrome: the Florentine experience.- 30 Vasculitis and its relation to the streptococcus.- 31 Schonlein-Henoch purpura nephritis.- 32 Vasculitis in familial Mediterranean fever.- 33 Behcet's syndrome in children.
Responsibility: edited by B.M. Ansell, P.A. Bacon, J.T. Lie and H. Yazici.
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