Vasculitis refers to a group of uncommon diseases characterized by an inflammation of blood vessels due to any cause.
Signs and symptoms associated with many causes of vasculitis include
Other associated symptoms and signs depend on the exact cause of vasculitis and can include
- numbness or weakness,
- skin rash,
- skin discoloration,
- muscle pain,
- shortness of breath, and
- kidney failure.
Causes of vasculitis
An autoimmune reaction, infection involving a blood vessel wall, or an allergic-type reaction to toxins or medications can cause vasculitis. There are many different causes of vasculitis. Examples of diseases associated with vasculitis include temporal arteritis, Kawasaki disease, polyarteritis nodosa, Churg-Strauss syndrome, and Henoch-Schönlein purpura.
Other vasculitis symptoms and signs
- Body Aches
- Kidney Failure
- Muscle Pain
- Night Sweats
- Numbness or Weakness
- Shortness of Breath
- Skin Discoloration
- Skin Rash
- Weight Loss
Main Article on Vasculitis Symptoms and Signs
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