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Cerebral ischaemia - Vasculitis affecting the cerebral arteries Factor

Vasculitis is a process characterised by inflammation of the blood vessels.  The cerebral arteries are arteries within the brain.  Cerebral arteries exclude the precerebral arteries such as the carotid and vertebrobasilar arteries.  The inflammatory process compromises the cavity of the affected blood vessels, resulting in ischaemia of the tissues being supplied by these blood vessels.

Inflammation of the cerebral arteries may be the primary or secondary manifestation of a disease which may not necessarily be confined to the cerebral arteries.  The following inflammatory conditions may be associated with vasculitis affecting the cerebral arteries:

  • Allergic granulomatous angiitis
  • Behcet's disease
  • Giant-cell Arteritis
  • Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN)
  • Serum sickness
  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Spatz-Lindenberg disease
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Wegener's granulomatosis

Seek medical advice if unsure whether or not the veteran's condition involved vasculitis of the cerebral arteries.

Last reviewed for CCPS 24 May 2007.

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Preliminary questions [12573]

12945 there is some evidence that vasculitis affecting the cerebral arteries may be a factor in the development of the condition under consideration, a cerebrovascular accident.

37110 the veteran has had vasculitis affecting the cerebral arteries at some time.

25634  vasculitis affecting the cerebral arteries means inflammation of the blood vessels including the cerebral arteries. [Default true]

25419 the veteran had the identified illness or injury, vasculitis affecting the cerebral arteries, at the time of the clinical onset of the condition under consideration, a cerebrovascular accident.

12639  the veteran has established the causal connection between vasculitis affecting the cerebral arteries and VEA service for the clinical onset of cerebrovascular accident.

12640   the veteran has established the causal connection between vasculitis affecting the cerebral arteries and operational service for the clinical onset of cerebrovascular accident.

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12641   the veteran has established the causal connection between vasculitis affecting the cerebral arteries and eligible service for the clinical onset of cerebrovascular accident.

Clinical onset and operational service [12640]

37111  the identified illness or injury, vasculitis affecting the cerebral arteries, is causally related to operational service.

Clinical onset and eligible service [12641]

37112  the identified illness or injury, vasculitis affecting the cerebral arteries, is causally related to eligible service.