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What are symptoms of vasculitis?

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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.

Vasculitis may cause a wide range of symptoms. If your skin is involved, you might have a rash. Or if your nerves are affected, you might lose sensation. The condition also can lead to heart attacks or kidney failure.

Sometimes the symptoms may be as general as fever, loss of appetite, weight loss, and loss of energy.

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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