How is vasculitis treated?

The precise treatment of vasculitis depends on the specific type of vasculitis and the areas/organs that are involved. Some measures that may be necessary include the use of corticosteroids, such as prednisone. For more serious types of vasculitis, other medications that suppress the immune system are also used. These medicines have their own side effects and these treatments must be watched very closely.

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