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ACR /VF Treatment Guidelines

These guidelines present the first recommendations endorsed by the American College of Rheumatology and the Vasculitis Foundation for the management of some forms of vasculitis. 


Treatment for vasculitis frequently involves taking high doses of glucocorticoids such as prednisone. Glucocorticoids quickly reduce inflammation, protecting vital organs; but they also cause a lot of side effects. Learn about possible side effects & how to manage them.  


Glucocorticoids are not the only treatment for vasculitis. Information on vasculitis treatment options are provided as a resource to help promote shared decision making between you and your medical team.

Your Treatment Plan

Developing a treatment plan that is right for you requires careful discussion between you and your healthcare provider, guidance from research studies and treatment guidelines, and the clinical knowledge, experience and expertise of the members of your treatment team.