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Is my vasculitis contagious?
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
3 doctors agree
In brief: Vasculitis
Vasculitis is an inflammation of the blood vessels and both arteries and the veins can be affected.
The inflammation is caused by a type of white blood cell that sticks to the blood vessel, creating a cascade of inflammation (and destruction). There are many types of vasculitis: only some have been linked to an initial infectious component (kawasaki's) but none have been found to be catchy.

In brief: Vasculitis
Vasculitis is an inflammation of the blood vessels and both arteries and the veins can be affected.
The inflammation is caused by a type of white blood cell that sticks to the blood vessel, creating a cascade of inflammation (and destruction). There are many types of vasculitis: only some have been linked to an initial infectious component (kawasaki's) but none have been found to be catchy.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: No
Some forms of vasculitis follow an infection but vasculitis itself is characterized by inflammation rather than active infection.
None of the vasculitides are contagious.

In brief: No
Some forms of vasculitis follow an infection but vasculitis itself is characterized by inflammation rather than active infection.
None of the vasculitides are contagious.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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