TY - CHAP A1 - Christina G. Katsiari A2 - Theodora Simopoulou A3 - Lazaros I. Sakkas ED1 - Lazaros I. Sakkas ED2 - Christina Katsiari Y1 - 2013-02-20 PY - 2013 T1 - Treatment of ANCA-Negative Small Vessel Vasculitis N2 - Vasculitis, an inflammation of blood vessels, can be idiopathic or secondary to other conditions. Infections may also mimic idiopathic vasculitis, and the differential diagnosis is of paramount importance for the practicing physician. Vasculitides are not rare diseases. In fact, some vasculitides, such as giant cell arteritis, cutaneous vasculitis, and ANCA-associated vasculitis are relatively common in everyday practice. Vasculitis may rapidly lead to organ failure, and put patient's life in danger. Therefore, physicians of different specialties should diagnose vasculitis early, because early institution of treatment is crucial for the favorable outcome. In recent years progress has been made in the pathophysiology and treatment of vasculitis. This book reflects all new advances in pathogenetic mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of different types of vasculitis. The international panel of authors helps in achieving a balanced view on different aspects of vasculitis. BT - Updates in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Vasculitis SP - Ch. 9 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/54272 DO - 10.5772/54272 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-12-03 ER -