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Dr. Joram Seggev
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Angiitis (Overview)

Angiitis = Inflammation of blood lymphatic vessels.


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A friend's child was just diagnosed with angiitis, is that a serious condition?

A friend's child was just diagnosed with angiitis, is that a serious condition?

Potentially: Angiitis is inflammation of a blood vessel wall, or lymphatic vessel wall. There are some serious conditions and complications associated with some kinds of angiitis. It depends on which vessels are involved and where they are in the body. ...Read more

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Dr. Joram Seggev
190 doctors shared insights

Angiitis (Overview)

Angiitis = Inflammation of blood lymphatic vessels.


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I'm concerned. What symptoms go with angiitis?

I'm concerned. What symptoms go with angiitis?

Highly variable: Angiitis is a very broad term meaning inflammation of blood vessels. It all depends which vessels are involved. Small blood vessels in the skin may be the only finding and cause a raised purple rash (usually on the legs) but larger vessels may also be involved and may effect almost any internal organ. ...Read more

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I know some people are more likely to get angiitis than others. Which ones?

Can't predict: Can not tell you how to predict this. There are a variety of types of angiitis from inflammatory - polyangiitis with granulomatosis, allergic granulomatosis, CNS vasculitis, it is an inflammation of blood vessels and is called also vasculitis and can be seen wiht infections like hepatitis, medications, cancers, and even rheumatic diseases. Uncertain i can predict an answer. ...Read more

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My sister has angiitis. What does this mean?

My sister has angiitis. What does this mean?

Inflammed vessels: Angiitis means inflammation of blood vessels. This also fits into the category of vaculitis. The size pf the inflammed vessel is improtant of deciding therapy. The dianosi can be made by a biopsy - or at times by dye injected into bloods vessels and seeing the x-ray pattrn. The type of angiitis determines the therapy. This can be a very serious illness at times or a not so serious illness. ...Read more

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Can cerebral angiitis be treated effectively with anti-inflammatory drugs?

Can cerebral angiitis be treated effectively with anti-inflammatory  drugs?

See details: It depends what you mean by anti-inflammatory meds. True cerebral angiitis needs very aggressive therapy with high dose corticosteroids and immunosuppressive agents such as Cytoxan and possibly rituxan (rituximab). ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for vasculitis?

Depends: Vasculitis is a generic term for vascular wall inflammation. The causes of it are multiple and each cause has its own best/fastest treatment. If you know the cause, let us know it too. That way we can suggest what's best in that case. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of vasculitis?

Depends: Depends on how extensive the vasculitis is and what parts of body are affected. Would recommend seeing a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is angiitis?

What sort of problem is angiitis?

Vasculitis: Angiitis is a synonym for vasculitis, i.e. Inflammation of blood vessels. This is a very large category of diseases and may include inflammation of small blood vessels in the skin, or larger blood vessels in internal organs. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Vasculitis (Definition)

A medical term for inflammation of the blood vessels. Many different types of vasculitis exist, often categorized by what size ...Read more