Vasculitis

Vasculitis is a group of diseases featuring inflammation of the wall of blood vessels which can affect several organ systems and have widespread systemic effects

Studies of vasculitis will usually focus on the inflammation and damage to blood vessels and hence would be coded as Cardiovascular.

Where vasculitis is a secondary condition that arises as a consequence of a specific immune condition it may be appropriate to code 50% Inflammatory and 50% Cardiovascular.