Ultrasound imaging for the rheumatologist XV. Ultrasound imaging in vasculitis

Andrea Delle Sedie, Lucrezia Riente, Emilio Filippucci, Annamaria Iagnocco, Gary Meenagh, Oscar Epis, Walter Grassi, Guido Valesini, Carlomaurizio Montecucco, Stefano Bombardieri

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Abstract

Over the last few years, a large number of studies have emphasized the fundamental role of ultrasonography (US) in the clinical evaluation of patients affected by rheumatic disorders. However, not all rheumatic diseases have been studied by US. To date, very few reports exist on the use of US in the assessment of articular, periarticular structures and blood vessels in vasculitis. In this review we provide an overview of the current data regarding the role of US in vasculitis. Sonographic evaluation of cardiac or renal involvement in these disorders will not be covered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-394
Number of pages4
JournalClinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Volume26
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2008

Keywords

  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Takuyasu's arteritis
  • Temporal arteritis
  • Ultrasound
  • Vasculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology

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    Delle Sedie, A., Riente, L., Filippucci, E., Iagnocco, A., Meenagh, G., Epis, O., Grassi, W., Valesini, G., Montecucco, C., & Bombardieri, S. (2008). Ultrasound imaging for the rheumatologist XV. Ultrasound imaging in vasculitis. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, 26(3), 391-394.