The difficulties of differentiating vasculitis from its mimics
GARY S. HOFFMAN, MD
KENNETH E. SACK, MDADDRESS: Kenneth E. Sack, MD, University of California San, Francisco, 400 Parnassus Avenue, Room A-587, San Francisco, CA 94143-0326.
The signs and symptoms of vasculitis are not specific, and tests for confirming the diagnosis can be misleading. Thus, when considering a diagnosis of vasculitis, physicians need to keep an open mind. With a case vignette, the author illustrates some of the difficulties in diagnosing “vasculitis.”