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why did i get vasculitis?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Origin of Vasculitis: Vasculitis can be caused by many types of underlying illnesses or be the primary illness. Scientists are not exactly sure why some patients develop this type of inflammation and others do not. The best we can do is tell the patient that it is a combination of underlying disease, genetics, and other ill-defined factors (nutrition, infections, etc).
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
Unclear: Vasculitis is one of those enigmas as to why however it may be autoimmune you should discuss this with your doctor.

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