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The Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network is an NIH-funded research network of 20 active consortia or research groups working to advance treatment for diseases that are rare. Use the search tools on this page to find the diseases we currently study. You can reach out to the indicated consortia or research groups for more information on those diseases and studies underway.

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All Diseases > Drug-induced vasculitis

Drug-induced vasculitis (DIV)

Disease Category: Vasculitis Disorders

A rare, secondary disorder characterized by blood vessel inflammation, leading to blood vessel wall thickening, weakening, narrowing, or scarring. This disorder is caused by use of certain medications, such as illicit drugs or medications prescribed to treat specific bacterial infections, cancers, autoimmune (body attacking itself) disorders, or psychological disorders. Symptoms include skin rash, muscle and joint pain, malaise (general discomfort), and fever.

Research groups studying this disease

Vasculitis Disorders
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Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC)

Supports and advances the cause of vasculitis patients, researchers, and healthcare professionals.