What is the prognosis of vasculitis?

Updated: Dec 10, 2018
  • Author: Nadia Jennifer Chiara Luca, MD; Chief Editor: Lawrence K Jung, MD  more...
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Prognosis is related to the degree of end-organ involvement. Generally, ANCA-associated vasculitis is associated with a poorer prognosis

Recurrence rate in Kawasaki disease is approximately 2%. Patients with Kawasaki disease and large coronary aneurysms are at risk for multiple complications, including stenosis and obstruction, myocardial infarction, and dysrhythmias. Some experience with bypass grafting for revascularization has been reported very good success. [49, 50] In 2014, the largest US study of longer-term cardiac outcomes after Kawasaki disease reported a low rate of adverse cardiovascular events through age 21 years. [51]

The recurrence rate in Henoch-Schönlein purpura is approximately 30%.

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