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What causes vasculitis, and what are examples of diseases with vasculitis?
The actual cause of these vasculitis diseases is usually not known.
However, immune system abnormality and inflammation of blood vessels are common features. Each form of vasculitis has its own characteristic pattern of symptoms,
much of which depends on what particular organs are affected.
Giant cell arteritis
(temporal arteritis), and
Vasculitis can also accompany:
Infections (such as
Exposure to chemicals (such as amphetamines and
multiple myeloma), and
and systemic lupus erythematosus).