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Symptoms vary depending on the specific type of vasculitis:

  • Polyarteritis nodosa Fever, weight loss, weakness, fatigue, malaise, headache, abdominal pain, muscle aches, hypertension (high blood pressure), shortness of breath and rash

  • Hypersensitivity vasculitis Raised, purple spots on the skin, fever, joint pain

  • Giant cell arteritis Fever, jaw pain after chewing, vision loss, headache, malaise, fatigue, poor appetite, joint pain

  • Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's) Wegener's granulomatosis Malaise, weakness, joint pain, poor appetite, weight loss, sinus pain, sinus drainage, bloody nose, a cough that may produce blood, shortness of breath, chest discomfort, red eyes, skin rash or ulcers, symptoms of kidney failure

  • Takayasu's arteritis Malaise, fever, night sweats, joint pain, poor appetite, weight loss, pain in one or both arms, fainting, symptoms of congestive heart failure

  • Kawasaki disease Swollen lymph nodes (swollen glands) in the neck; swelling in the skin; redness of the mouth, lips and palms; peeling skin at the fingertips; chest pain

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