Symptoms of Vasculitis

The symptoms of vasculitis vary greatly depending upon the area affected by the condition. There are a handful of symptoms that people with all kinds of vasculitis may experience. These include:

  • Fever that is unrelated to another illness
  • Appetite reduction
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Generalized achiness

If vasculitis is focused in a particular organ or area of the body, symptoms can include:

  • Skin: Bumps, red spots, itchiness, hives, bruising
  • Joints: Pain or arthritis in the joints
  • Lungs: Shortness of breath and coughing blood
  • Abdomen: Ulcers and stomach pain
  • Ear, nose and throat: Chronic ear infections, ulcers in the nose and hearing loss
  • Eyes: Light sensitivity, blurry vision, redness, itch and burning
  • Brain: Headaches, fuzzy thinking, altered mental ability, muscle weakness or paralysis
  • Nerves: Numbness, tingling, weakness or loss of feeling in the extremities