If you or a family member has vasculitis, you will receive expert treatment from the Rheumatology Center of UMass Memorial Medical Center.

What is Vasculitis? 

Vasculitis refers to inflammation of blood vessels. There are many different types of vasculitis that are categorized based upon the size of the blood vessels which are involved. Patients with vasculitis typically have symptoms, such as fever, chills, nausea and weight loss, in addition to specific symptoms related to the location of the involved blood vessels.

There are many forms of vasculitis, each of which usually can be treated successfully. 

Diagnosis and Treatment of Vasculitis

UMass Memorial rheumatologists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of vasculitis.

Your rheumatology care consists of:

  • Evaluation of your symptoms
  • Confirming the underlying diagnosis and recommending appropriate therapy
  • Careful monitoring of your disease and adjusting drug treatment as necessary to control disease activity
  • Coordinating your care with your primary care physician and other specialists