American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Inflammation of a vessel of the body.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Inflammation of a lymph- or blood-vessel.
- n. inflammation of a blood vessel
“Biopsy of these lesions reveal inflammation of the small vessels, termed leukocytoclastic vasculitis, which is most prominent in postcapillary venules.”
“Aortic aneurysms also can occur as a result of diseases that inflame the blood vessels, such as vasculitis (vas-kyu-LI-tis).”
“Kawasaki disease is a full-body vasculitis, meaning that blood vessels all over the body become inflamed.”
“Rituximab is licensed to treat rheumatoid arthritis, but doctors also use it to treat vasculitis, which is a disease affecting the blood vessels.”
“Those with a history of iodine sensitivity, dermatitis herpetiformis or vasculitis should not take KI.”
“Richard had vasculitis a couple of years ago but the presentation was very different – small red spots.”
“Basically, the doctor there believes Richard has vasculitis, which has been brought on by an allergen or an illness (he has not been sick).”
“At first, given her vision problems, doctors diagnosed her with MS. They did a brain biopsy and found, however, that Kayla had central-nervous-system vasculitis, an autoimmune disease of the blood vessels of the brain.”
“She clings to “vasculitis” as an organizing principle.”
“The ANA, a test for lupus, and the ANCA, a test for vasculitis, had come back negative.”
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