Vasculitis of the mesenteric circulation

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Abstract

Vasculitis of the mesenteric circulation is an uncommon but life-threatening manifestation of systemic vasculitis. Initial symptoms are frequently non-specific and therefore patients often present to primary care physicians and gastroenterologists with abdominal pain or gastrointestinal bleeding. Given the severity of the conditions associated with mesenteric vasculitis, it is imperative to appropriately diagnose and initiate treatment of suspected cases. This review will focus on diseases commonly associated with vasculitis of the mesenteric vessels. Imaging characteristics and clinical features assisting in diagnosis as well as initial approaches to treatment are emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalBest Practice and Research: Clinical Gastroenterology
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StateAccepted/In press - 2016

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Keywords

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Gastrointestinal diseases
  • Mesentery
  • Vasculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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