Key messages

• Wegener's granulomatosis is a necrotizing granulomatous vasculitis which can affect the lungs and kidneys. Treatment includes corticosteroids and cyclophosphamide.

• Takayasu's arteritis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the large arteries and is treated with corticosteroids.

• Behcet's disease is a chronic recurring vasculitis with aphthous stomatitis and life-threatening hemoptysis. Corticosteroid therapy alone is usually inadequate.

• Other vasculitis syndromes include allergic angiitis and granulomatosis, giant cell arteritis, Henoch-Schonlein purpura, hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis, polyarteritis nodosa, and microscopic polyangiitis.

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