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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

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

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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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What are the consequences of having angiitis?

None to serious: Since angiitis is inflammationof blood vessels the consequences depend on the blood vessels involved and the type of angiitis. There are some types of angiitis that only have mild skin rashes while others can have serious internal damage in such organs as the kidneys, lung, skin and brain. The type of therapy that can be directed depends on the involved areas and the extent of invovlement. ...Read more

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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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Looking for vasculitis or angiitis information (are they the same)?

Yes: Best references in pubmed. Org (national institutes of health) available for medical andnonmedical, other excellent refernces in johnshopkins, and mayoclinic. Org. ...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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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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What is eosinophilic angiitis? What causes it?

Vasculitis: This name can apply to eosinophillic vasculitis and eosinophillic granuloma todos with polyangiitis (Churgg Strauss). These are uncommon problems characterized by a high blood eosinophil level and inflammation of the blood vessels and or kidney. They are treatable but dangerous diseases which should be cared for by a rheumatologist with experience in this type of disease. ...Read more

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What is eosinophilic angiitis; are you allergic to something?

Sometimes: This is a rare condition, hard to recognise but fairly simple to treat as the eosinophiles respondnicely to steroids. ...Read more

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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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What is vasculitis?

Various: Vasculitis means inflammation of blood vessels. There are many forms of vasculitis, depending on the size of the blood vessels whether large arteries, small arteries, capillaries or veins. That are inflamed. Accordingly, the disease can range from unpleasant to life threatening. The treatment also depends on what blood vessels are inflamed. Vasculitis can also be limited to certain organs. ...Read more

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What is vasculitis?

What is vasculitis?

Vessel inflammation: Vasculitis is a basket term for numerous conditions that cause inflammatory damage to vessels. Vasculitis itself is not a diagnosis, but just a finding that is seen in tissue via microscopy. The type of vasculitis is critical for how they are treated; each one of them may be treated differently. In general though, the immune system is triggered to initiate vessel damage. ...Read more

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How to cure vasculitis?

Hard to cure: Vasculitis or arteritis can be associated with many conditions. If collagen vascular, like lupus, medication may control, if giant cell arteritis, such as temporal arteritis, steroids might totally reverse. In most other cases, chronic treatment with medication over years is necessary. Since most of these disorders are autoimmune, success may be on the horizon in some cases. ...Read more

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Why did I get vasculitis?

Unclear: Vasculitis is one of those enigmas as to why however it may be autoimmune you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Will my vasculitis return?

Possibl: You need to be treated and follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does diet affect vasculitis?

Does diet affect vasculitis?

Yes!: Vasculitis is an inflammatory condition, caused by an overactve immune system in most cases. Diet has a huge influence on inflammation in your body. The short version is: avoid sugars, gluten, dairy, processed foods, fried foods. Eat lots of: fruits, vegetables, fish oils. For more detail, I recommend a book titled, "inflammation nation.". ...Read more

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Can you die from vasculitis?

Vasculitis is a: Very complicated illness. It can be mild or extremely severe and yes patients can die from vascuilitis. When vasculitis (or inflammation of blood vessels) affects organs such as the kidneys and/or brain, and bowel for example severe illness can occur and death can follow. There is treatment and you need to work closely with your doctors to prevent end organ damage and potentially death. ...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


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