In medicine, vasculitis (plural: vasculitides) is a group of diseases featuring inflammation of the wall of blood vessels. Its main causes are autoimmune disorders and (occasionally) infections. Treatment depends on the cause. While most vasculitides are rare diseases, they generally affect several organ systems and can cause severe disability.

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Vasculitis Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... The signs and symptoms of Kawasaki disease appear in phases. First phase The first phase begins with a fever, which often is higher than 104 F (39 C), spikes and remits, and lasts one to two weeks. A ...
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Causes
... No one knows what causes Kawasaki disease. A number of theories link the disease to bacteria, viruses or environmental chemicals or pollutants, but none has been proved. Kawasaki disease doesn''t appe...
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Vasculitis Treatment

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Complications
... Kawasaki disease is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children. About one in five children with the disease develops heart problems, but fewer than half of them will have permanent damage...
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Treatment
... Your doctor will want to begin initial treatment for Kawasaki disease as soon as possible after the appearance of signs and symptoms, preferably while your child still has a fever. The goals of initia...
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Vasculitis Support

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Coping skills
... Find out all you can about Kawasaki disease so that you can make informed choices with your child''s health care team about treatment options. Keep in mind that most children with Kawasaki disease rec...
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Coping skills
... When vasculitis is identified and treated early, the prognosis is usually good. One of your greatest challenges may be coping with any side effects of your medication. The following suggestions may he...
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Vasculitis Other

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What You Need to Know About Churg Strauss Vasculitis
... What is vasculitis?Vasculitis is a general term that refers to the inflammation of blood vessels. When blood vessels become inflamed, they can only react in limited ways. They may become weakened, str...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

What You Need to Know About Takayasu''s Arteritis
... What is arteritis?Arteritis is a general term that refers to the inflammation of arteries, or blood vessels (vasculitis), that carry blood away from the heart. What is Takayasu''s arteritis?Takayasu''...
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