About Vasculitis

Types of Vasculitis (by size of arteries affected)

The vasculitic diseases are usually classified according to the predominant size of vessel involved.


Detailed information on the individual vasculitides can be found under Individual Diseases

  • Vasculitis mainly affecting large arteries
  • Giant Cell Arteritis/Temporal Arteritis (GCA)
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Takayasu Arteritis (TA)
  • Vasculitis mainly affecting middle sized arteries
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa (PAN)
  • Kawasaki Disease (KD
  • ANCA associated vasculitis
  • Churg Strauss Syndrome (CSS) now renamed: Eosinophillic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (EGPA)
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA)
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis (WG) now renamed: Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA)
  • Non-ANCA vasculitis
  • Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Less common vasculitides
  • Behçet's Disease (BD)
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Central Nervous System Vasculitis (CNS)/Primary Angiitis of the Central Nervous System (PACNS)
  • Cogan's Syndrome
  • Cryoglobulinemia and Cryoglobulinaemic Vasculitis
  • Hypersensitivity Vasculitis (HSV)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) (secondary vasculitis)

Further reading

An excellent video that explains very clearly and graphically, the different types of vasculitis by the size of the blood vessels involved, from the Khan Academy in the USA.

Khan Academy.

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Art Inflammation and the Illness Experience - Shanali Perera

09 Jan 2018

Shanali Perera gave a presentation at the the Spring Vasculitis Education Day in March 2017

Rare Disease Day 2018

08 Jan 2018

February 28th is Rare Disease Day 2018

Great Runs 2018 for VUK

29 Nov 2017

VUK has places on three Great Runs in 2018


South Wales Support Group

03 Feb 2018

Sat 3rd Feb in Porthcawl

North West Support Group Meeting

17 Mar 2018

Joing the Northwest Support Group for a coffee

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