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Giant cell arteritis- epidemiologies

females of north european descent, >50

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Giant cell arteritis- Sx

it's in the temporal artery so headaches, jaw pain, blurry/double vision

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Giant cell arteritis- Dx

bilateral temporal artery biopsy, increase in ESR, multinucleated giant cells

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Giant cell arteritis- Tx

prednisone

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Takayasu arteritis- what is it

also known as aortic arch syndrome or pulseless disease. Vasculitis causes an inflammation which damages the aorta and the its main branches leading to arterial stenosis or aneurysms.

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Takayasu arteritis- patient population

females between 15 and 40 years old in Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe

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Takayasu arteritis- Sx

abscence of peripheral pulses, ischemia to head, fever, vascular bruits

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Takayasu arteritis- Dx

increase in ESR and aortic arch thickening

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Takayasu arteritis- Tx

Corticosteroids

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What is pylyarteritis nodosa (PAN)?

vasculitis of medium-sized vessels

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Is PAN involved with glomerulonephritis?

No

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What infection is PAN assocated with?

Hep B and C

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PAN- Dx

increase in BUN and Hep B antigen

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What is Microscopic polyangitis (MPA)?

vasculitis of small-sized vessels

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Is MPA involved with glomerulonephritis?

Yes (+lung involvement)

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MPA- Dx

Increase in P-ANCA

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What are the diseases associated with secondary polyarteritis?

hepatitis C infection, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren syndrome, mixed cryoglobulinemia, hairy cell leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, and other hematologic malignancies

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What is the confirmatory test used to demonstrate vasculitis?

Angiography or biopsy of involved tissue showing vasculitis

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What are the agents used in the treatment of vasculitis?

Early diagnosis and corticosteroid therapy. Cytotoxic or antimetabolite drugs such as cyclophosphamide, methotrexate, and azathioprine are used in combination with corticosteroids

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Churg Strauss vasculitis- why it's different than PAN

The presence of granulomas as well as the abundance of eosinophils distinguishes this disease from PAN

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Churg Strauss vasculitis- population

males with a median age of 38

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Churg Strauss vasculitis- Sx

1) a history of, or current symptoms of, asthma, 2) peripheral eosinophilia (>1.5 x 10^9 eosinophils/L), 3) systemic vasculitis of at least 2 extra-pulmonary organs.

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Churg Strauss vasculitis- Dx

Granulomatous, necrotizing vasculitis w/ eosinophilia. Elevated IgE & ↑ P-ANCA

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Churg Strauss vasculitis- Tx

Corticosteriod w/ or w/o cytotoxic agents

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Buerger- population

young smokers

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Buerger disease- Sx

ischemic injury to fingers and toes, can lead to amputation

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Buerger disease- Tx

STOP SMOKING YOU IDIOT

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Primary Angitis of CNS- cause

a form of vasculitis where the body attacks the arteries of the brain and spinal cord. It has a chronic fluctuating and progressive course

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Primary Angitis of CNS- Sx

headache, maybe some mild CNS, rarely coma or stroke

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Primary Angitis of CNS- Dx

Cerebral angiography and biopsy of CNS tissues, including the leptomeninges