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Disease Information : Vasculitis : Symptoms

Vasculitis : Symptoms

What are the symptoms of Vasculitis?

Symptoms vary greatly depending on the organ(s) involved and the extent of the inflammation and/or ischemia. The lungs, skin, kidneys and peripheral nervous system are frequently involved in systemic vasculitis. If the lung is affected, the patient may have shortness of breath, coughing and/or chest pain. Different skin rashes or lesions may be caused by vasculitis affecting the skin. Symptoms from peripheral nerve disease include numbness or complete loss of sensation, pain and abnormal sensations such as burning or tingling. Virtually any organ system may be involved by different types of vasculitis.

Vasculitis section was last modified: December 21, 2010 - 06:09 pm

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