Classification of Systemic Vasculitis — A Pathologist’s View

  • Rüdiger Waldherr
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 336)


Systemic vasculitides form a heterogenous group of disorders which share as a common pathological feature an inflammatory reaction of blood vessels of varying size and at varying sites. Primary and secondary forms of vasculitis can be differentiated. Since little is known of the precise pathogenesis of these conditions, the morphological features are still one of the most important aspects in classifying the different vasculitides.


Systemic Vasculitis Crescentic Glomerulonephritis Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis Small Vessel Vasculitis Dense Deposit Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rüdiger Waldherr
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  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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