Vasculitis

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Vasculitis
Classification and external resources

Micrograph showing a vasculitis (Churg-Strauss syndrome). H&E stain.
ICD-10 I77.6, I80., L95., M30.-M31.
ICD-9 446, 447.6
DiseasesDB 13750
MeSH D014657

Vasculitis (plural: vasculitides)[1] is a group of disorders that destroy blood vessels by inflammation.[2] Both arteries and veins are affected. Lymphangitis is sometimes considered a type of vasculitis. Vasculitis is primarily caused by leukocyte migration and resultant damage.

Although both occur in vasculitis, inflammation of veins (phlebitis) or arteries (arteritis) on their own are separate entities.

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