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How is vasculitis treated?

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Vasculitis is when your blood vessels get inflamed. That may weakened or stretch your blood vessels, or case them to leak, swell, get narrower, or even close off entirely.

Treatment for vasculitis depends on the specific organs affected. You may need aggressive therapy if your lungs, brain, or kidneys are involved. Depending on your diagnosis, you may need corticosteroid medications, chemotherapy, or biologic drugs.

From: Vasculitis Pain Management WebMD Medical Reference

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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What Is Vasculitis?"

American College of Rheumatology: "Vasculitis."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 13, 2017

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What Is Vasculitis?"

American College of Rheumatology: "Vasculitis."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 13, 2017

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