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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Allergic Vasculitis

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What is the main diagnostic test for allergic vasculitis?

What is the main diagnostic test for allergic vasculitis?

Blood testing: Testing for systemic signs of inflammation with c-reactive protein levels or erythrocyte sedimentation rate is often performed. Testing for auto-immune antibodies such as anti-nuclear antibodies (ana screening) or rheumatoid factor may be needed. In addition, evidence of complement protein cascade activation (ch-50) may be useful to detect active inflamation periods. Biopsy is the best test. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Vasculitis (Definition)

Vasculitis is a medical term for inflammation of the blood vessels. There are many different types of vasculitis, often categorized by what size ...Read more


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Does allergic vasculitis usually have long-term complications?

Does allergic vasculitis usually have long-term complications?

YES, IT MAY: First, what exact vasculitis you mean. If it is churg-strauss, it can cause damage in lungs, some nerves, even leading to paralysis, heart problems. Kidneys - rarely. Even allergic vasculitis affecting mainly the skin may cause complications inside the body. Even allergic vasculitis that is usually limited to the skin (see website below), can be associated with damage to internal organs. ...Read more

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Skin biopsy result: superficial to mid dermal perivascular lymphocytic infilitrate with focal basal vacuolar changes.does thismean allergic vasculitis?

Skin biopsy result: superficial to mid dermal perivascular lymphocytic infilitrate with focal basal vacuolar changes.does thismean allergic vasculitis?

No: There is no involvement of the blood vessels themselves- thus not vasculitis by definition. This is a very common skin biopsy finding which has no diagnostic meaning other than ruling out a more serious condition. ...Read more

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What are treatments for leukocytoclastic vasculitis?

What are treatments for leukocytoclastic vasculitis?

Depends: If it is just skin, topical steroids may work. Other times if serious, systemic steroids, methotrexate, Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) or even Dapsone or thalidomide are useful, very rarely. ...Read more

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Is the treatment of vasculitis requires frequent blood tests?

Is the treatment of vasculitis requires frequent blood tests?

Often: Systemic vasculitis is often severe and life-threatening. It requires aggressive therapy with medications that themselves can have significant side effects. Both the disease and the meds used to treat it require frequent monitoring with blood tests and other types of tests. ...Read more

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Is uticarial vasculitis a life long condition? What's the best treatment?

Probably: Vasculitis can go into remission and can flare up. The treatment is dependent on the underlying autoimmune disease. An experienced immunologist and/or rheumatologist should be able to help. ...Read more

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Are ther any new treatments for Uticarian Vasculitis with related Asthma?

Vasculitis: Vasculitis is an inflammation of the lining of the vascular system, which is entirely different than classic urticaria. This is treated differently than typical urticaria, as well, and is usually managed by a rheumatologist whereas classic hives are treated by an allergist. ...Read more

Dr. Joram Seggev
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Angiitis (Definition)

Angiitis is a term that means inflammation of either a blood vessel ...Read more