The term large vessel vasculitis (LVV) usually denotes the spectrum of primary vasculitides that causes chronic granulomatous inflammation predominantly involving the aorta and its major branches.


The two major entities in this group are

There are, however, many other conditions that can potentially involve large caliber vessels. These include:

See also

  • pulmonary vasculitis
  • large vessel cerebral vasculitis (LVCV): CNS vasculitis affecting the internal carotid arteries, intracranial vertebral arteries and/or basilar artery
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