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A year ago I was told I needed needed more omega 3 + vit D could this have prevented HSP vasculitis. I read somewhere that these prevent autoimmune D.

A year ago I was told I needed needed more omega 3 + vit D could this have prevented HSP vasculitis. I read somewhere that these prevent autoimmune D.

Uncertain: omega 3 is considered anti-inflammatory and vitamin D3 an immune regulator. Thus they may be helpful for autoimmune diseases by decreasing the inflammation and bolstering the immune regulation. However there is still a gap between the purported actions vs actual results in modifying disease conditions. ...Read more

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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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What are some of the causes for retinal vasculitis?

What are some of the causes for retinal vasculitis?

Autoimmune Diseases: The list is extensive. Infectious causes include syphilis, toxoplasmosis, lyme disease. Drugs such as rifabutin. Systemic diseases such as behcet syndrome, systemic lupus ertythematosus, multiple sclerosis, polyarteritis, again the iist is long. Vasculitis affects the entire body. Please see an rheumatologist, a primary care provider and an ophthalmologist regularl. ...Read more

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What is vasculitis? What causes it?

Vessel inflammation: Several causes had been linked to certain types of vasculitis but most of them we do not know the causes. There are what we call primary vasculitis ( meaning without underlying disease/process) and secondary vasculitis to for example other rheumatic diseases like lupus or rheumatoid vasculitis. Infections like hepatitis C and/or B are linked to others. Also drugs can cause vasculitis. ...Read more

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What causes uticarial vasculitis?

Autoimmune: This is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the blood vessel walls and eventual urticaria. Treating the underlying disease usually helps in controlling the urticaria. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause vasculitis?

Almost never: Vasculitis complicating celiac disease has been described but is extremely rare, and is not the most likely cause of any symptoms you might be experiencing. ...Read more

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What are causes for retinal vasculitis?

Need evaluation: Retinal vasculitis implies there is inflammation of the retinal blood vessels and the signs of it are found on retinal exam. Rheumatogic disease, immune diseases, saracoidosis, multiple sclerosis and other rare disorders can all cause it. You need a thorough evaluation by an internist or rheumatologist. Do this soon. Don't wait. ...Read more

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Will vasculitis cause problems if i contract h1n1?

Vasculitis itself no: But if one is on corticosteroids or other immunosuppressives, the h1n1 could be worse. Get immunized! ...Read more

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Can vasculitis be diagnosed if symptoms have subsided? Is there any need to see doc now or should I wait for next flareup? Can waiting cause damage?

Do not wait: Vasculitis remains a rare disease and the chances of you having vasculitis is small especially if symptoms are present intermittently. See a rheumatologist. Do not wait. Tests can be positive even when you are being reasonably well. ...Read more

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Can the mono virus cause or trigger Vasculitis?

Can the mono virus cause or trigger Vasculitis?

Yes, absolutely.: Vasculitis wis well known to be associated with Epstein Barr Virus. That said there are other causes of rash with EBV. If you have vasculitis as a complication, you should be tested for other viral infections transmitted the same way such as HIV, Hepatitis C (unlikely) and you should also be immunized against Hep A once you recover. Follow up with your doctor and get treated if you haven't already ...Read more

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Can getting hit by a car while walking caused vasculitis to get worse. I had only a mild rash and it got worse right after the accident.

Can getting hit by a car while walking caused vasculitis to get worse. I had only a mild rash and it got worse right after the accident.

Possibly: If the injury caused more blood vessel damage and compromise then yes. Otherwise if you were not injured from the motor vehicle accident it should not be contributing to your vasculitis. Good luck ...Read more

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Can "thiamine deficiency" cause vasculitis?

Can "thiamine deficiency" cause vasculitis?

No: Thiamine deficiency usually when symptomatic mostly involves the nervous and cardiovascular system. ...Read more

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Just wondering. I read that the flu shot can cause vasculitis. Will it worsen mine?

Unknown: Flu shots rarely cause significant vasculitis. Any immunization has the potential to flare underlying autoimmune disease like vasculitis. You must weight the benefits and risks. If your immune system is suppressed get the shot! ...Read more

Dr. Joram Seggev
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Angiitis (Definition)

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