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A 44-year-old female asked:

Why would a rash on my ankle from vasculitis be extremely sore?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Because: There is poor oxygen and nutrion in the blood supplying the tissue....The vessels are also usualy inflammed and damage has occured to the vessel walls..All this sets up an undesirable situation which is often painful.
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Nerve damage: Vasculitis is inflammation of the blood vessel which decreases the blood flow causing tissue damage. This leads to loss of blood supply and tissue damage including nerve supply which leads to pain from the damaged nerves.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
The: Inflammation and neuro component of vasculitis.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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