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- Oyoo, O. & Espinoza, L.R. Curr Rheumatol Rep (2005) 7: 281. doi:10.1007/s11926-005-0038-3
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Infection-related vasculitis constitutes the most common cause of secondary vasculitis. A great variety of microorganisms can induce directly or indirectly inflammatory vascular damage resulting in vascular occlusion, tissue ischemia, and necrosis. In the developed world hepatitis B and C-related vasculitis remain the most common clinical syndromes, while HIV-associated vasculitis remains a concern in developing countries.