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5 Facts you should know about

Systemic vasculitis

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1

Vasculitis refers to a heterogenous group of disorders

in which there is inflammation and damage in blood vessel walls, leading to tissue necrosis.

2

These are relatively uncommon disorders,

with a reported annual incidence of 40 to 54 cases per 1 million persons.

3

Patients usually present with systemic symptoms

with single or multiorgan dysfunction.

4

Common complaints include fatigue, weakness, fever,

joint pains, abdominal pain, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and neurologic dysfunction.

5

The incidence appears to be affected by geography, age, and seasonal challenges.

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