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Central Nervous System Vasculitis Summary

Description: Inflammation of blood vessels within the central nervous system. Primary vasculitis is usually caused by autoimmune or idiopathic factors, while secondary vasculitis is caused by existing disease process. Clinical manifestations are highly variable but include HEADACHE; SEIZURES; behavioral alterations; INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES; TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK; and BRAIN INFARCTION. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp856-61)

Also Known As: Vasculitis, Central Nervous System; CNS Vasculitis; Central Nervous System Angiitis; Granulomatous Arteritis; Primary Central Nervous System Vasculitis Show All >>

Networked: 263 relevant articles (11 outcomes, 11 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Central Nervous System Vasculitis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) : 5 outcomes 1 study in 24 results : FDA 10 Generic
  2. Steroids : 2 outcomes in 10 results : IBA
  3. glucuronyl glucosamine glycan sulfate (Vessel) : 1 outcome 1 study in 26 results : IBA
  4. Methylprednisolone : 1 outcome 1 study in 7 results : FDA 18 Generic
  5. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids) : 1 outcome in 11 results : IBA
  6. Antigen-Antibody Complex (Immune Complex) : 1 outcome in 5 results : IBA
  7. Immunosuppressive Agents (Immunosuppressants) : 1 outcome in 3 results : IBA
  8. Calcium Channels (Calcium Channel) : 1 outcome in 2 results : IBA
  9. Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (Tumor Necrosis Factor) : 1 outcome in 2 results : IBA
  10. Intravenous Immunoglobulins (IVIG) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 1
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Diseases Related to Central Nervous System Vasculitis

  1. Vasculitis (Vasculitides)
  2. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Libman-Sacks Disease)
  3. Hodgkin Disease (Hodgkin's Disease)
  4. Opportunistic Infections (Opportunistic Infection)
  5. Central Nervous System Vasculitis
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Key Therapies for Central Nervous System Vasculitis

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  1. Transplants (Transplant) : 1 outcome in 6 results
  2. Plasmapheresis : 1 outcome in 5 results
  3. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 1 outcome in 1 result
  4. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 1 study in 3 results
  5. Hemispherectomy : 1 study in 1 result
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