Vasculitis is an inflammation of the blood vessels, arteries, veins or capillaries. When such inflammation occurs, it weakens and narrows the walls of blood vessels. The weakening and narrowing of the blood vessels can progress to the point of blood vessel blockage.

A result of vasculitis is that the tissues and organs supplied by the affected blood vessels do not get enough blood. This can result in organ and tissue damage, which can even lead to death.

Vasculitis Services + Programs

The rheumatology division at the University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital provides diagnosis and multidisciplinary management to patients in several clinics, including the vasculitis clinic.

Vasculitis Resources + Organizations