When is patient transfer required for the treatment of vasculitis?

Updated: Dec 10, 2018
  • Author: Nadia Jennifer Chiara Luca, MD; Chief Editor: Lawrence K Jung, MD  more...
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Transfer to tertiary care center is indicated for patients with the following:

  • Kawasaki disease complicated by myocarditis, shocklike syndrome, and refractory disease

  • Henoch-Schönlein purpura complicated by significant renal impairment and CNS involvement

  • Patient who is suspected to have Takayasu arteritis (TA), polyarteritis nodosa, antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis, Behçet disease, childhood primary angiitis of the CNS (PACNS)

  • Significant organ involvement or compromise (ie, renal, CNS, cardiac)

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