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Vascular Surgery

Vasculitis

04/16/2004

Question:

is this contagious, especially when the patient has a temperature?

Answer:

Vasculitis is an inflammatory condition which involves the lining of different blood vessels. Though it is not exactly clear what causes the inflammation, it is not known to be contagious, even with a fever present.

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Amy B Reed, MD Amy B Reed, MD
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