A 25-year-old patient presents to the emergency room with acute chest pain. Could her history of Takayasu arteritis have something to do with her symptoms?Read More
Lupus With Vision Loss: A Case Study
Physicians need a keen eye when evaluating patients with vision loss. In this video, rheumatologist Emily Littlejohn, DO, MPH, shares an atypical presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus.
Is it Vasculitis or Something More?
A 2-minute case study of a patient with new onset rash on her lower extremities, featuring rheumatologist Adam Brown, MD.
Pregnancy in Vasculitis: Issues to Consider
A 34-year-old female you have followed for granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) comes to your clinic to discuss whether she is able to pursue a pregnancy. What are the key discussion points you need to have with your patient?
Advances in the Diagnosis of Central Nervous System Vasculitis
Arriving at a diagnosis of CNS-V is fraught with challenges. There is no classic presentation, the condition has several mimics, brain tissue is inaccessible and there is no disease-specific test. However, advances in neuroimaging and next-generation sequencing have added formidably to our knowledge of CNS-V.
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Microbiome of Temporal Arteries in Patients with Giant Cell Arteritis Differs from that of Healthy Controls
Researchers have long suspected that microorganisms play a role in the development of giant cell arteritis; data showing that patients with the disease have a distinct microbiome are the first step toward determining that function.
The Microbiome of the Inflamed Aorta: What Can We Discern?
The distinct microbiome found in patients with aortitis may help researchers determine the etiology of the disease.
Cutaneous Vasculitis — More Than Skin Deep
When a cutaneous vasculitis is suspected, assessment should focus on ruling out vasculitis that is threatening a critical organ, confirming vasculitis diagnosis and identifying an underlying trigger or disease where possible.
Orbital Disease in Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
Orbital disease is one of the most challenging manifestations of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA). How would you manage the orbital lesions in these two patients?
Understanding Behçet’s Syndrome
Behçet’s syndrome is an inflammatory vasculitis that can affect every tissue and organ in the body. Trend studies suggest an 18-fold increase in prevalence in the U.S.
Positron Emission Tomography in Large Vessel Vasculitis
The role of PET imaging in patients with large vessel vasculitis is not yet clearly defined.