Pathophysiology: Vasculitis is an autoimmune connective tissue disease that targets blood vessels in the body, leading to inflammation and potential damage to vital organs. Living with vasculitis can be challenging for patients as there are periods when the disease is more active and often unpredictable in nature. Although there is no cure for vasculitis, improved understanding of the disease process and new treatments can improve quality of life for patients.
Disease Treatment: Common prescription medicines used to treat vasculitis include corticosteroids and cytotoxic medicines. Corticosteroids help reduce inflammation in your blood vessels. Examples of corticosteroids are prednisone, prednisolone, and methylprednisolone.
Disease Statistics: There is no epidemiological study on vasculitides in adults in Canada, and few have been done in the United States. However, based on European, Australian, New-Zealander and Japanese studies, one can estimate the overall prevalence and annual incidence ranges of primary vasculitides
Major Research: Gruppo per lo Studio delle Vasculiti Primitive e Secondaire Se.Pri.Va, The Vasculitis is a subject almost completely unknown to the general public and known only to a minority of experts. Our purpose is to provide updated data to physicians and advice to patients on how to live with the disease. The site will be continually updated by Doctors and researchers of the study group , and you should visit it often to realize innovations.