In this book detailed information on the nosology, pathology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment of large and medium-sized vessel and single organ vasculitis will be provided and critically discussed by the most expert physicians and researchers in the field. Among the conditions considered are giant cell arteritis, Takayasu arteritis, polyarteritis nodosa, primary central nervous system vasculitis, isolated aortitis, isolated gastrointestinal vasculitis, cutaneous vasculitis and isolated genitourinary vasculitis.
The role of histopathology in the diagnosis and prognosis of these vasculitis will be evaluated. The role of imaging studies in diagnosing and monitoring these diseases will be addressed and indications and limitations of the available imaging modalities will be discussed as well. The expanding role of biological agents for the treatment of the large vessel vasculitis will be addressed, and the current approaches to these diseases will be discussed. This book will be a valuable companion in decision-making for medical practitioners, internists, specialists, researchers and postgraduate students interested in the fields of vasculitis and rare diseases.