Welcome - Vasculitis Community

What is Vasculitis ?

Vasculitis (vas-kyu-LI-tis) is a condition that involves inflammation in the blood vessels and is a family of rare autoimmune diseases that can affect people of all ages. Vasculitis means inflammation of the blood vessels, arteries, veins or capillaries. When such inflammation occurs, it causes changes in the walls of blood vessels, such as weakening and narrowing that can progress to the point of blood vessel blockage. The different types of vasculitis are classified according to the size and location of the blood vessels that are affected.

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Latest Member Stories

The violence and aggression after 17 years of Prednisone

by benjac published about 1 month ago
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My neighbour happened to make little mess on our path whilst jet cleaning his own path. Steve (my husband) went out to him and started shouting at ...

Numbness of feet and Vasculitis

by philbrink published 3 months ago
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My wife Marg initially had an inflammation in the brain in November 2015, that caused stroke-like symptoms. She responded to treatment of steroids,...

Partners and Patient Groups

RareConnect is a patient-led initiative. Patient organisations partner with EURORDIS, itself an international patient organisation, to create communities and provide moderators from within their network. The following patient groups are official partners of this community.