Historical Perspectives of Vasculitis

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Historical accounts of idiopathic vasculitis provide an important perspective for modern clinicians and researchers in understanding the evolution of current concepts of clinical vasculitis and its nosology and classification. Descriptions of large vessel vasculitis may date from the Middle Ages, with wider recognition and better understanding of inflammatory vessel disease coming in the nineteenth and early twentieth century with descriptions of polyarteritis nodosa, microscopic polyarteritis and granulomatous vasculitis, forming the foundation for current research and classification efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInflammatory Diseases of Blood Vessels
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781444338225
StatePublished - May 3 2012


  • Classification
  • History
  • Perspective
  • Vasculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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