In this course, Dr. Kimberly Liang will give an overview of vasculitis and present case studies on systemic vasculitis and central nervous system (CNS) vasculitis.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review the differential diagnosis (DDx) and management of leukocytoclastic vasculitis
  • Examine the DDx and management of central nervous system (CNS) vasculitis
  • Discuss the DDx of a positive ANCA test, including potential causes of false positivity

Reading Resources:

  1. Saleh A, Stone JH. Classification and Diagnostic Criteria in Systemic Vasculitis. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2005 Apr;19(2):209-21.
  2. Jenette JC, et al. 2012 revised International Chapel Hill Consensus Conference Nomenclature of Vasculitides. Arthritis Rheum. 2013 Jan;65(1):1-11.


Dr. Liang has reported no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 4/28/2015 | Last Modified On: 4/28/2015 | Expires: 4/28/2016

This course has been expired.