Overview

Overview

The Center for Vasculitis Care and Research at Cleveland Clinic is devoted to patients with vasculitis. Vasculitis refers to inflammation of the blood vessels – a feature that is shared by a family of rare diseases. Some forms of vasculitis may be quite mild and resolve on their own without any forms of treatment; however, other types may involve critical organ systems in the body and can be organ and life threatening. Common symptoms include skin rashes, fatigue, weakness, fever, joint pain, vision changes, headaches, nasal congestion and / or bloody nose, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, kidney problems (dark urine), nerve problems (numbness, weakness and pain).

Affecting both men and women of all ages, some form of vasculitis touches approximately 30 in 100,000 Americans. Although these numbers are relatively small compared to heart disease or cancer, the impact that vasculitis has on patients and caregivers is substantial.

This highly specialized team understands the complexity of the various forms and how the disease affects a diverse range of organs. Successful collaboration with physicians from many different disciplines provides patients with the safest and most effective therapies.

To make an appointment with a specialist in the Center for Vasculitis Care and Research, call 216.444.2606.

Mission of the Center for Vasculitis Care and Research

The Center for Vasculitis Care and Research at Cleveland Clinic is dedicated to improving the lives of people with vasculitis through patient care, research, and education.

Mission of the Center for Vasculitis Care and Research

  • To ensure the best possible care for patients with vasculitis.
  • To discover the causes of these diseases.
  • To identify improved therapies for patients with vasculitis.
  • To educate physicians to provide state-of-the-art care for patients with vasculitis.
About the Center

About the Center

The Center for Vasculitis Care and Research is dedicated to improving lives of people with vasculitis through disease management, research and education.

As there are many different types of vasculitis, the physician must be able to pinpoint a patient’s exact type of vasculitis, the risk to individual organ systems and the most effective form of individualized treatment. Cleveland Clinic physicians within the Center for Vasculitis Care and Research deal with the entire spectrum of these illnesses on a regular basis.

Research is critical in the management of vasculitis and members of the Cleveland Clinic team have joined forces with a network of both national and international providers to conduct vast research studies – ultimately providing patients with the best possible advancements in the treatment of this disease.

Central to our mission is providing education about vasculitis to patients, trainees, and physicians. The Center continues to expand these goals through educational venues such as patient and caregiver symposia, the vasculitis fellowship, and vasculitis-based CME programs for physicians.

What We Treat Our Staff

Our Staff

Education

Education

Mission of the Center for Vasculitis Care and Research

The Center for Vasculitis Care and Research at Cleveland Clinic is dedicated to improving the lives of people with vasculitis through patient care, research, and education.

Mission of the Center for Vasculitis Care and Research

  • To ensure the best possible care for patients with vasculitis.
  • To discover the causes of these diseases.
  • To identify improved therapies for patients with vasculitis.
  • To educate physicians to provide state-of-the-art care for patients with vasculitis.