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Who Is at Risk for Vasculitis?

Vasculitis can affect people of all ages and races and both sexes. Some types of vasculitis seem to occur more often in people who:

  • Have certain medical conditions, such as chronic hepatitis B or C infection
  • Have certain autoimmune diseases, such a lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and scleroderma
  • Smoke

For more information, go to "Types of Vasculitis."

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Last Updated: September 23, 2014