The Vasculitides: Science and PracticeBMJ 1996; 312 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7041.1309 (Published 18 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1309
- Jurg A Schifferli
Ed B M Ansell, P A Bacon, J T Lie, H Yazici Chapman and Hall, £75, pp 447 ISBN 0 412 64140 2
Vasculitis has attracted the attention of clinicians and pathologists for more than 100 years. The number of papers published is impressive, and the interest remains constant. There are many possible explanations for this fascination with rare diseases. Firstly, the development of histological studies at the beginning of this century made it possible to recognise vascular inflammation, then to differentiate several types of vessel destruction. This was an important step, as systemic vasculitis is difficult to recognise clinically. Very often the initial …
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