Vasculitis Associated with Infection, Malignant Tumors, Drugs, and Other Factors

  • Yeon Joo Jeong
  • Man Pyo Chung
  • Kyung Soo Lee
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Infections are responsible for different types of vasculitis and several mechanisms are involved. However, a causal relationship has only been established in a few instances (polyarteritis nodosa and hepatitis B virus, cryoglobulinemia, and hepatitis C virus). Vasculitides associated with malignancy are infrequent and they are more common in hematologic malignancies such as myelodysplastic syndrome and lymphomas. No statistically significant association has been established between a given vasculitis and a type of malignancy. A large number of drugs can induce vasculitis, the most often implicated drug being propylthiouracil. Imaging studies usually depict the findings of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in propylthiouracil-induced antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody associated pulmonary vasculitis.


Kawasaki Disease Giant Cell Arteritis Takayasu Arteritis Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage Central Nervous System Vasculitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yeon Joo Jeong
    • 1
  • Man Pyo Chung
    • 2
  • Kyung Soo Lee
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Pusan National University HospitalPusan National University School of MedicinePusanKorea
  2. 2.Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Samsung Medical CenterSungkyunkwan University School of MedicineSeoulKorea
  3. 3.Department of Radiology, Samsung Medical CenterSungkyunkwan University School of MedicineSeoulKorea

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