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Necrotizing vasculitis

  • Alternative Names

    Vasculitis - necrotizing


    Corticosteroids (given in low doses) or other drugs that suppress the immune system may reduce inflammation of the blood vessels.

    See also:

    • Henoch-Schonlein purpura
    • Kawasaki disease
    • Polyarteritis nodosa

    Support Groups

    Expectations (prognosis)

    The outcome depends on the location of the vasculitis and the severity of tissue damage.

    • Permanent damage to the structure or function of the affected area
    • Secondary infections of necrotic tissues

    Calling your health care provider

    Call your health care provider if you have symptoms of necrotizing vasculitis.

    Emergency symptoms include:

    • Changes in pupil size
    • Loss of function of an arm, leg, or other body part
    • Speech problems
    • Swallowing difficulty
    • Weakness