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Vasculitis is a term that refers to several different conditions, all of which involve inflammation and/or damage to the blood vessels, ranging from moderate to severe.

Many forms of vasculitis require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some of these diseases, for which we have provided a brief overview. Other forms of vasculitis including Wegener's granulomatosis, polyarteritis, and Takayasu arteritis occur rarely in children.

Online Medical Reviewer: Louise Akin, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith, RN, MSN, FNP, CCRC
Date Last Reviewed: 10/6/2011
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