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Any Foods Cause Or Prevent Vasculitis
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer