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Vasculitis – Prevalence

November 22, 2021


Vasculitis is considered a rare autoimmune condition. There is a significant geographic variation for the different form of vasculitis, which reflects the genetic variation and the various environmental triggers. Giant cell arteritis, which is one of the forms of bigger vessel vasculitis, is more common in the United States, Scandinavian and European countries. On the other hand, Takayasu arteritis is common in Indian sub-continent. Behcet’s disease is common in Middle Eastern countries. There’s a significant age difference for the different forms of vasculitis. For example, giant cell arteritis is a disease of patients 50 years and above, with a mean age of 72 years. Takayasu arteritis is a disease of younger age groups, in particular, females.

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