Vasculitis - necrotizing
Corticosteroids (given in low doses) or other drugs that suppress the immune system may reduce inflammation of the blood vessels.
The outcome depends on the location of the vasculitis and the severity of tissue damage.
Call your health care provider if you have symptoms of necrotizing vasculitis.
Emergency symptoms include:
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