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Vasculitis (cont.)

Prevention

Because the majority of vasculitis conditions are auto-immune (the body's own immune system attacking the blood vessels), there may be no preventive measures.

Some of the types related to infections or allergic reactions may be preventable if the infection is prevented or the allergic agent is avoided.

Outlook

The overall outlook for vasculitis depends of the severity of the condition and the underlying cause. Regardless of the type, prompt recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of these uncommon conditions carries a favorable prognosis.

Medically reviewed by Robert J. Bryg, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/29/2014

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