Vasculitis

Vasculitis is a condition that involves inflammation in the blood vessels. The condition occurs if your immune system attacks your blood vessels by mistake. This may happen as the result of an infection, a medicine, or another disease or condition. The inflammation can lead to serious problems. Complications depend on which blood vessels, organs, or other body systems are affected. Vasculitis can affect any of the body's blood vessels. These include arteries, veins, and capillaries. Arteries carry blood from your heart to your body's organs. Veins carry blood from your organs and limbs back to your heart. Capillaries connect the small arteries and veins.
What is Vasculitis?

Vasculitis literally means inflammation of blood vessels and includes many different conditions. There are various different causes and types of vasculitis, which lead to specific symptoms and management.

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Japanese woman diagnosed with frosted branch angiitis

Japanese woman diagnosed with frosted branch angiitis

Children with Kawasaki Disease at increased risk for cardiovascular events 10 years later

Children with Kawasaki Disease at increased risk for cardiovascular events 10 years later

Lupus patients receiving prophylactic therapy are at high risk for adverse reactions

Lupus patients receiving prophylactic therapy are at high risk for adverse reactions

Researchers identify a genetic basis for ANCA-associated vasculitis

Researchers identify a genetic basis for ANCA-associated vasculitis

Researchers identify genetic basis for anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis

Researchers identify genetic basis for anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis

Characterization of prognostic markers to predict COVID-19 severity

Characterization of prognostic markers to predict COVID-19 severity

SARS-CoV-2 infection of carotid arteries may explain vascular involvement in COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2 infection of carotid arteries may explain vascular involvement in COVID-19

Study reveals complex immunology behind MIS-C in children with COVID-19

Study reveals complex immunology behind MIS-C in children with COVID-19

Underlying pathology of MIS-C in children following SARS-CoV-2 infection

Underlying pathology of MIS-C in children following SARS-CoV-2 infection

ARDS may not be the primary lung iInjury in COVID-19

ARDS may not be the primary lung iInjury in COVID-19

First case report on pathologic findings of vasculitis of the small vessels in the heart

First case report on pathologic findings of vasculitis of the small vessels in the heart

Mysterious enzyme inhibits inflammation in blood vessels, LJI study shows

Mysterious enzyme inhibits inflammation in blood vessels, LJI study shows

Mouse model of fatal COVID-19 developed for vaccine and drug testing

Mouse model of fatal COVID-19 developed for vaccine and drug testing

Study explains why fetuses and newborns are mostly spared by COVID-19

Study explains why fetuses and newborns are mostly spared by COVID-19

Research sheds light on mysterious COVID-19 related hyperinflammatory shock in children

Research sheds light on mysterious COVID-19 related hyperinflammatory shock in children

Faulty immune response to SARS-CoV-2 one of the main causes of death

Faulty immune response to SARS-CoV-2 one of the main causes of death

Chilblains and COVID-19

Chilblains and COVID-19

A family with five doctors — and two COVID deaths

A family with five doctors — and two COVID deaths

Novel compound shows promise for ANCA-associated vasculitis

Novel compound shows promise for ANCA-associated vasculitis

COVID-19 can increase stroke risk in young healthy people

COVID-19 can increase stroke risk in young healthy people