Vasculitis can be a temporary or a lifelong problem, and symptoms and complications can vary from merely annoying to disabling to life threatening. With current treatment strategies, the outcome for patients with vasculitis is often quite good. Patients with vasculitis are encouraged to try to live completely normal lives, but to remember that they may be at risk for recurrence of vasculitis or infection if they need to remain on immunosuppressive medications.
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