Yair Molad*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Vasculitis is a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by inflammation of the wall of blood vessels of various sizes, including veins, arteries, and capillaries. Comorbidities may occur as an intrinsic component of systemic vasculitis or as adverse effects of treatment. This chapter describes the various comorbidities associated with vasculitis, with emphasis on atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, treatment-associated infections, thrombosis, and malignancy. Careful and meticulous assessment of comorbidities is mandatory at the time of diagnosis of the various vasculitides as well as during the active phase and at remission.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComorbidity in Rheumatic Diseases
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783319599632
ISBN (Print)9783319599625
StatePublished - 24 Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Behçet's disease
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Charlson comorbidity index (CCI)
  • Comorbidity in vasculitis
  • Infections in vasculitis
  • Malignancy and vasculitis
  • Metabolic syndrome in vasculitis
  • Takayasu arteritis
  • Thrombosis in vasculitis
  • Vasculitis


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