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For many years there has been a need to bring together reliable and practical information on the group of illnesses thought to have as its common denominator inflammation and necrosis of blood vessels. Cupps and Fauci at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have undertaken this task, resulting in a readable, well-organized, and useful book.
Of particular note is the authors' classification scheme, which remains faithful to historical precedent yet draws on our current understanding of pathologic changes, clinical expression, and disease associations. The overlap inherent in many of the conditions is acknowledged and referred to frequently, but
The Vasculitides.. Ann Intern Med. ;96:132. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-1-132_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(1):132.
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