Vasculitis Topic Guide
Vasculitis: Vasculitis is inflammation and damage to blood vessels or blood vessel walls caused by certain diseases and conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, giant cell arteritis, Kawasaki disease, hepatitis B and C, lymphoma, and more. Treatment depends on the cause of the underlying condition causing vasculitis.
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Wegener Granulomatosis Wegener's granulomatosis (WG)or granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a rare disease characterized by granulomas and inflamed blood vessels in affected tissues. Possible symptoms include sinusitis, runny nose, ear infections, cough, chest, muscle, and joint pain, fever, loss of appetite, and conjunctivitis. Medication is incorporated into treatment with the goal of bringing about remission.