Vasculitis: Key Issues for the Clinician in Three Unique Diseases

Session Type: ACR Clinical Symposia
Tuesday, November 8, 2011: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
W375d (McCormick Place West)
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Session Overview:
Churg-Strauss syndrome, primary angiitis of the central nervous system, and Takayasu’s arteritis are complex primary vasculitic diseases that are managed by rheumatologists. In recent years, a number of important developments have occurred in rheumatologists understanding of these uncommon but life-threatening vasculitides. It is important for the rheumatologist to understand these recent advancements in Churg-Strauss syndrome, primary angiitis of the central nervous system, and Takayasu’s arteritis and how to apply these to patient care.

Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • describe the similarities and differences for the management of asthma and vasculitis in Churg-Strauss syndrome
  • recognize how to differentiate primary angiitis of the central nervous system from other central nervous system diseases
  •  identify the role of different imaging techniques in Takayasu’s arteritis and how useful they are in assessing disease

Moderators: Robert F. Spiera, MD, Hospital for Special Surgery and Carol A. Langford, MD, MHS, Cleveland Clinic
Talks:
2:30 PM
Churg-Strauss Syndrome
Michael E. Wechsler, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
3:00 PM
Primary Angiitis of the Central Nervous System
Rula Hajj-Ali, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
3:30 PM
Takayasu’s Arteritis
Peter A. Merkel, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
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