PRIMARY SYSTEMIC VASCULITIS IN CHILDHOOD
The systemic vasculitis are a group of diseases, uncommon in childhood, characterized by inflammation and necrosis. Its heterogeneous clinical presentation is conditioned by the type of vessel and organ affected. Recently it was proposed a classification of pediatric vasculitis, which takes into account the size of the vessels involved, and also validated diagnostic criteria for the types most common in children. This review aims to address the most frequent types of vasculitis in childhood, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and therapy.
KEYWORDS – Vasculitis; Child.
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