Introduction: Autoimmune Vasculitis


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Autoimmune Vasculitis: Autoimmune disorder of blood vessels.

Autoimmune Vasculitis: This is a broad and heterogeneous group of diseases characterized by inflammation and damage to the blood vessels, thought to be brought on by an autoimmune response. Any type, size, and location of blood vessel may be involved. Vasculitis may occur alone or in combination with other diseases, and may be confined to one organ or involve several organ systems. 1

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1. excerpt from Other Autoimmune Diseases: NWHIC

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