Inflammation of the blood vessels that results in thickening of the walls, thereby reducing the width of the blood vessel, is called vasculitis. It leads to organ and tissue damage. In general, it manifests symptoms like fever, fatigue, loss of weight, body aches, and headache. However, it can also cause abdominal pain, ulcers, perforations, ringing sensation in the ears, abrupt hearing loss, double vision, blindness, numbness and fatigue in the extremities, red spots on the skin, shortness of breath, etc., if it affects specific organs. Loss of vision, aneurysm, organ damage, and recurrent infections are the complications associated with vasculitis.

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