What is the long-term outcome from rheumatoid vasculitis?

Skin involvement alone is usually not very serious. Vasculitis that involves the nerves and internal organs is more difficult to treat and usually occurs in people with very severe rheumatoid arthritis. For all of these reasons, it can potentially impact outcome and requires close medical follow-up.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 02/28/2019.


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