Vasculitis - Complications

What are the Complications of Vasculitis?

Most cases of vasculitis can be treated by giving proper medication, however, some cases of vasculitis are severe and involve major organ systems. In these cases, damage to the organs may occur before treatment has time to work, or the condition may be so severe as to resist treatment. These cases can result in major organ damage or death. 

Even when treatment for vasculitis is initially successful, the condition may recur later and require further treatment. Giant cell arteritis, Wegener's granulomatosis and Takayasu's arteritis all are types of vasculitis that often recur after initial remission.

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