Vasculitis - necrotizing
Corticosteroids (given in low doses) or other drugs that suppress the immune system may reduce inflammation of the blood vessels.
Henoch-Schonlein purpura Kawasaki disease Polyarteritis nodosa
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 infectionsof 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