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All Diseases > Urticarial Vasculitis
Disease Category: Vasculitis Disorders
A variant of cutaneous vasculitis characterized by small blood vessel inflammation, causing red, painful, raised patches (weals) on the skin that resembles urticaria (hives). There are two types: normocomplementaemic and hypocomplementaemic, indicating either normal or low levels of complement proteins (proteins that fight infection) in the blood. Symptoms include abdominal or chest pain, fever, joint and muscle pain, and angioedema (swelling of the skin or mucous membranes).
Research groups studying this disease
Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC)
Vasculitis Foundation Canada encourages and supports research efforts for the cause and cure for all forms of Vasculitis.
We raise awareness of vasculitis, fund research and provide support to people with vasculitis in the UK.
Supports and advances the cause of vasculitis patients, researchers, and healthcare professionals.