Vasculitis is a term that refers to several different conditions, all of which involve inflammation and/or damage to the blood vessels, ranging from moderate to severe.
Many forms of vasculitis require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some of these diseases, for which we have provided a brief overview. Other forms of vasculitis including Wegener's granulomatosis, polyarteritis, and Takayasu arteritis occur rarely in children.
If you cannot find the disease or condition in which you are interested, please visit the Pediatric Arthritis & Other Rheumatic Diseases Online Resources page in this website for an Internet address that may contain additional information on that topic.
Last reviewed: 9/29/2011