Authors

LUIGI RAMPELLO*, FRANCESCO PATTI*, LIBORIO RAMPELLO*, ANTONIO ARCIDIACONO**, EMANUELE D’AMICO*, MARIO ZAPPIA*

Departments

1GF Ingrassia Department, Neurosciences Section, University of Catania, Via Santa Sofia 78, 95123, Catania, Italy - 2Biometec Department, University of Catania, Via Santa Sofia 78, 95123, Catania, Italy

Abstract

Vasculitides are rare conditions affecting vessels of different type and caliber. They are characterized by inflammation of the blood vessel walls and vascular damage causing alterations in blood flow. The resulting clinical syndromes mostly result from tissue ischemia, vascular damage and inflammation affecting one or more organs or systems. Primary isolated vasculitic involvement of the central nervous system (primary CNS vasculitis) is a rare form characterized by inflammation of the blood vessels in the brain and medulla without evidence of vasculitis symptoms outside the CNS.

Keywords

primary CNS vasculitis, PACNS, CNS primary angiitis, CNS vasculitides, vasculitis

DOI:

10.19193/0393-6384_2018_4_175