Randy K. Ramcharitar, MD, Discusses Vasculitis, An Inflammation of the Blood Vessels Affecting Popular Actor Ashton Kutcher

August 30, 2022 by jta6n@virginia.edu

Randy Ramacharitar MD Head Shot Assistant Professor Randy K. Ramcharitar, MD with the School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine and UVA Health’s cardiovascular team, answered questions about vasculitis and personal risk for getting the disease in a recent UVA Today article. Vasculitis is inflammation of the blood vessels that can occur anywhere in the body when the immune system attacks the blood vessels. The disease is uncommon, but may be diagnosed more often in specific populations, and age, ethnicity, and smoking status can increase risk. Vasculitis can be serious if not treated early, most routinely with Immunosuppressive therapy.

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