Aug. 10, 2022

Ashton Kutcher had a “weird, super rare form of vasculitis” two years ago that “knocked out” his vision, hearing, and “all his equilibrium”. Now he is “fully recovered”.


  • Vasculitis is simply an inflammation of blood vessels.
  • Inflammation is the natural response of the body’s immune system to any injury or infection, which in normal course can help the body fight invading germs.
  • However, in vasculitis, the body’s immune system turns on healthy blood vessels, causing them to swell up and narrow down. The trigger for vasculitis may be an infection or a drug, although the precise reason is often uncertain or unknown.
  • Vasculitis can be only a minor problem affecting the skin, or it can be a serious condition that impacts the heart, kidneys or other vital organs.
  • There are around 20 different disorders that are classified as vasculitis. Angiitis and Arteritis are used as synonyms for vasculitis.