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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 61-65

Pediatric vasculitis

1 Department of Pediatrics and Palliative Care, NY Medical College, NY, USA
2 NY Flushing Hospital Medical Center, NY, USA

Correspondence Address:
Ratna Bimal Basak
19, Threef Locust, Greenvale, NY11548
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DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.139500

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Pediatric vasculitis is the presence of inflammation of blood vessels. It accounts for 2 - 10% of rheumatology clinic attendance. Henoch-Schonlein purpura is the commonest followed by Kawasaki disease. The diagnosis of vasculitis is challenging as it may manifest to it with myraid of symptom and sign including fever, myalgia, arthritis, nephropathy, skin rashes and skin ulceration. Elevation acute phase reactants with identification of some specific markers are necessary to made the diagnosis.

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