William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
In this Article
- Vasculitis facts
- What is vasculitis?
- What causes vasculitis, and what are examples of diseases with vasculitis?
- What are the symptoms of vasculitis?
- How is vasculitis diagnosed?
- How is vasculitis treated?
- Find a local Internist in your town
What are the symptoms of vasculitis?
The symptoms of vasculitis vary greatly from person to person, and depend upon the organs affected and the severity.
- Generally vasculitis causes fatigue and malaise.
- Sometime vasculitis can lead to weakness and weight loss.
- Vasculitis affecting the skin can cause rashes, skin discoloration, and ulcers.
- Vasculitis affecting the muscles can cause muscle pain.
- Vasculitis affecting the lungs can cause shortness of breath and cough.
- Vasculitis affecting the heart can cause congestive heart failure.
- Vasculitis affecting the brain can cause headaches, confusion, seizures, stroke, paralysis, numbness, and lightheadedness.
- Vasculitis affecting the kidneys can cause kidney failure.
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