Are there Vascuilits Lesions?

Question

Is there such a thing,and is it life threatening?

Answer

Vasculitis is a group of diseases in which there is inflammation of the arteries in various organ systems. Possible organ systems include the skin, kidney, heart, bowel, lung. Depending on which organ system that is affected and the severity of inflammation, patients can become very ill. Look on the Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center Website for a review of these illnesses.

Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University