Vasculitis is an inflammation of blood vessels. It causes changes in the walls of blood vessels, including thickening, weakening, narrowing and scarring. These changes restrict blood flow, resulting in organ and tissue damage.
There are many types of vasculitis, and most of them are rare. Vasculitis might affect just one organ, such as your skin, or it may involve several. The condition can be short term (acute) or long lasting (chronic).
Multiple forms of vasulitis with varying Perevelence and Incidence
Typical Age of onset
Multiple forms with varying age of onset
- Weight loss
- General aches and pains
- Night sweats
- Nerve problems, such as numbness or weakness
Sources: Mayo Clinic, Healthline