• Vasculitis


    La vasculitis es una enfermedad rara autoinmune, en la que se inflaman los vasos sanguíneos, las arterias, las venas yo los capilares. Esa inflamación altera las paredes de los vasos sanguíneos, debilitándolos y haciéndolos más angostos hasta producir el bloqueo total del flujo sanguíneo.

  • Granulomatosis con Poliangiitis/de Wegener


    Ésta es una vasculitis granulomatosa necrosante que causa la inflamación de los vasos sanguíneos principalmente en la nariz, los senos paranasales,  ojos, oídos, traquea, pulmones, riñones, piel y otros órganos

    Esta es una Vasculitis sistémica lo que significa que el efect

  • Poliarteritis Nodosa

    What is Polyarteritis Nodosa? Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a type of vasculitis that mainly affects medium-sized arteries. Vasculitis includes a group of diseases where your immune system attacks the blood vessels and results in inflammation. Inflammation of the arteries can lead to narrowing or blockage of blood vessels, causing a lack of blood supply to affected body tissues. However, inf

  • Arteritis de Takayasu

    Takayasu’s arteritis is a rare, chronic inflammation of the large blood vessels, usually the aorta and its branches, and including the arteries going to the brain, limbs, heart, lung and kidneys. It causes narrowing of the vessels (stenosis) or weakening of the vessel wall leading to dilatation and formation of aneurysms (a widening or ballooning of the vessel). What causes Takayasu’s? T

  • Vasculitis Urticaria

    Urticarial vasculitis is a form of vasculitis that affects the skin, causing wheals or hives and/or red patches due to swelling of the small blood vessels. It has two forms: One with normal levels of proteins called complements; the other with low levels of complements; it’s called hypocomplementemic vasculitis. What causes Urticarial Vasculitis? The cause of most cases of urticarial vascu

  • Púrpura Henoch- Schonlein

    What is Henoch-Schönlein Purpura? Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), also known as anaphylactoid purpura, is a form of vasculitis that affects the small arterial vessels, mostly common in the skin, gastrointestinal tract and the kidneys. In about 50% of children the disease follows an upper respiratory infection. Many organisms and allergens have been suggested to trigger HSP including bacteria,

  • Arteritis de Células Gigantes

    Giant cell arteritis (GCA) also known as temporal arteritis is an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases are conditions in which immune cells, that normally help fight infections, are misdirected to attack your own tissues. In the case of GCA, these immune cells are involved in an inflammatory reaction in large arteries of the body, mainly branches of the aorta and often, the aorta itself. The in

  • Síndrome de Churg Strauss

    Ahora llamada por su término médico más exacto Poliangeítis Granulomatosa eosinofílica (EGPA siglas en inglés).  También se le conoce como granulomatosis alérgica y angeítis alérgica. Afecta con más frecuencia a los vasos sanguíneos de los pulmones. A menudo se le asocia con el a

  • Polimialgia Reumática

    What is Polymyalgia Rheumatica? Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is an autoimmune disease that causes an inflammatory reaction affecting the lining of joints, especially the shoulders and hips, and sometimes the arteries and some major branches of the aorta. It’s the second-most common rheumatic disease after rheumatoid arthritis, and is the most common inflammatory disease in the elderly. Wh

  • Poliangeitis Microscópica

    What is Microscopic Polyangiitis? Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) is a small vessel vasculitis which primarily affects the arterioles (small arteries), capillaries and venules (small veins). Since patients with this condition often have a positive blood test known as an antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA), it is also a form of “ANCA-associated vasculitis”. Granulomatosis with polyangi

  • Crioglobulinemia

    What is Cryoglobulinemia? Cryogloblinemia is a vasculitis of small blood vessels that is caused by deposition of immune complexes: large aggregates of antibodies and the other proteins they are bound to. Some other types of vasculitis are also caused by immune complexes, but cryoglobulinemia is defined by a laboratory test that identifies immune complexes that fall out of solution in the cold

  • Enfermedad de Behcet

    Enfermedad de Behcet; esta vasculitis causa inflamación de las arterias y venas, generalmente aparece entre los 20 y los 30 años de edad. Produce úlceras en la boca y genitales, inflamación de los ojos y lesiones tipo acné e la piel. Es una condición más frecuente en el Mediterraneo, Mediano y Lejano Oriente y sus descendientes que viv

  • Vasculitis del Sistema Nervioso Central

    What is Central Nervous System Vasculitis? Central nervous system (CNS) vasculitis is inflammation of blood vessel walls in the brain or spine. (The brain and the spine make up the central nervous system.) CNS vasculitis often occurs in the following situations: • accompanied by other autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, and, rarely, rheumatoid arthri

  • Enfermedad de Buerger

    What is Buerger’s Disease? Buerger’s or thromboangiitis obliterans is a non-atherosclerotic, segmental, inflammatory and clotting disease that mostly affects the small to medium-sized arteries and veins of the extremities, and leads to decrease or loss of blood supply (ischemia) distally, and in severe cases may cause ulcers and gangrene. What causes Buerger’s Disease? Although smok

  • Hipersensibilidad Vasculitis

    What is Hypersensitivity vasculitis? Hypersensitivity vasculitis (HV) is often used to describe different types of vasculitis related to drug reactions, skin disorders or allergic vasculitis; however this is not always the correct use of the term. The American College of Rheumatology established a list of criteria for the classification of HV. The criteria are: 1. older than 16 years of a

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