Vasculitis is a term that refers to several different conditions, all of which involve inflammation and/or damage to the blood vessels, ranging from moderate to severe.

Many forms of vasculitis require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some of these diseases, for which we have provided a brief overview. Other forms of vasculitis including Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis, polyarteritis, and Takayasu arteritis occur rarely in children.

Kawasaki Disease

Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

To request an appointment with a physician at St. Louis Children's Hospital, call 314.454.5437 or 800.678.5437 or email us.  For additional resources about vasculitis, contact our Family Resource Center.