Vasculitis Syndrome (Schönlein-Henoch Purpura, Churg-Strauss Syndrome, Polyarteritis Nodosa) Kenichi Yoshida 1 , Shuji Tada 1 , Noriaki Uneda 1 , Tetsu Ozaki 1 , Takeyasu Kounoe 1 , Hiroki Yaita 1 , Hiroko Setoyama 1 , Takashi Shono 1 , Kimitaka Shioya 1 , Sadahiro Funakoshi 1 , Masatake Muraoka 1 , Masayoshi Uehara 1 , Hiroyuki Eguchi 1 , Atsushi Urata 1 , Haruo Imamura 1 , Takihiro Kamio 2 1Department of Gastroenterology, Saiseikai Kumamoto Hospital, Kumamoto, Japan 2Department of Pathology, Saiseikai Kumamoto Hospital, Kumamoto, Japan Keyword: 血管炎症候群 , 消化管病変 , Schönlein-Henoch紫斑病 , Churg-Strauss症候群 , 結節性多発動脈炎 pp.699-706
Published Date 2008/4/24
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1403101352
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 Vasculitis syndrome causes the inflammation of vessel walls, and it is the general term for a systemic inflammatory disorder that presents various kinds of clinical manifestations. By the size of the vessel that it predominantly affects, it is classified into large vessel vasculitis, medium vessel vasculitis, and small vessel vasculitis and develops a clinical picture that varies according to its type. These disorders often indicate gastrointestinal lesions as the symptoms of one of the organs and are accompanied with stomachache or haemorrhage or perforation of the digestive tract. These symptoms sometimes precede systemic symptoms and skin findings, and it is not rare for these symptoms to be difficult to diagnose in common practice. We use a steroid and an immunosuppressive drug in treatment, but there are cases that sometimes result in lethal complications. Therefore early diagnosis and early treatment are extremely important in patients with vasculitis syndrome.

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