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Vasculitides

  • Eleftherios Pelechas
  • Evripidis Kaltsonoudis
  • Paraskevi V. Voulgari
  • Alexandros A. Drosos
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Abstract

Vasculitis is the umbrella term for a spectrum of heterogeneous inflammatory vascular diseases. Due to a considerable overlap between different types of diseases, in 1992 the Chapel Hill consensus conference introduced a general classification according to the size of the involved vessels, differentiating between large, medium size and small vessel diseases. In 2012, the revised international Chapel Hill consensus conference was convened to improve the nomenclature, change names and definitions as appropriate, giving emphasis on making changes only when justified.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eleftherios Pelechas
    • 1
  • Evripidis Kaltsonoudis
    • 1
  • Paraskevi V. Voulgari
    • 1
  • Alexandros A. Drosos
    • 1
  1. 1.Rheumatology Clinic - Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of IoanninaIoanninaGreece

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