• G. Gay
  • J. S. Delmotte


Vasculitis is a multisystem disorder characterized by the inflammation and necrosis of blood vessels and is classified by the size of the affected vessels. Organs with the richest vascular supply such as the gastrointestinal tract are often affected.


Giant Cell Arteritis Polyarteritis Nodosa Multisystem Disorder Systemic Lupus Erythe Jejunal Ulceration 
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  • G. Gay
  • J. S. Delmotte

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