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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Arteritis (Definition)

Arteritis is inflammation of the blood vessels or arteries. This may be triggered by viruses, medications, or by your own immune system leading to what is called an autoimmune disease. There are several different forms that mainly depends on the size of the blood vessel that is involved. There are several treatment options. This is an area of specialty handled by a rheumatologist. I am happy to do ...Read more


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What is giant cell arteritis?

Vascular inflammatio: It is a specific form of vascular inflammation in which there is inflammatory disruption of vessel lining, usually with visible giant cells, which is often associated with headaches, fatigue, anemia and can produce blindness. ...Read more

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What is giant cell arteritus?

Inflammation arterie: Giant cell arteritis often effects the arteries of the temple/ head . It causes inflammation in the lining of the arteries & can lead to symptoms like head or jaw pain, visual changes, or even stroke. ...Read more

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How are polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis diagnosed?

Overlapping: They are overlapping disorders. They can occur separately or together. Clinical experience of the doctor and elevated erythrocyte sedimentationrate are the most reliable findings. ...Read more

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In what way is giant cell arteritis an autoimmune disease?

In what way is giant cell arteritis an autoimmune disease?

Inflammation: Giant cell arteritis is an inflammation of the lining of your arteries — the blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood from your heart to the rest of your body. Most often, it affects the arteries in your head, especially those in your temples. It is the result of your immune system wrongly targeting your own tissue and that's why it's called an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sickle cell crisis?

What is the best treatment for sickle cell crisis?

Complex: Oxygen and fluids are traditionally given, and pain meds for symptom control. Infection, infarction, and other stresses may trigger a crisis. Hydroxyurea is used on a on-going basis during and between crises/. ...Read more

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What is a giant cell astrocytoma?

What is a giant cell astrocytoma?

Rare brain tumor: It is a type of tumor that arises from the astrocytic cells in the brain and on biopsy shows large cells with multiple nuclei (hence the name). It is an uncommon form of primary brain tumor. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for superficial multifocal basal cell carcinoma?

Mohs surgery: Mohs surgery is the gold standard for treatment of skin cancers with highest cure rate (99%). It is important that you verify that your mohs surgeon is recognized as a fellowship-trained surgeon. Only members of the american college of mohs surgery (acms) are fellowship trained to perform mohs surgery and are listed on their website directory. The link to the acms is: http://www.Mohscollege.Org/. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for giant papillary conjunctivitis?

What is the treatment for  giant papillary conjunctivitis?

Stop the contacts: Most cases of gpc are related to contact lens use; and stopping the contacts is the first step in getting this resolved. Anti-inflammatory drops from your ophthalmologist will also help. ...Read more

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Best treatment plan for small cell cancer?

Best treatment plan for small cell cancer?

Limited to chest-LD: Or with disease outside-ed? Cornerstone for all treatment is chemotherapy with a platin and Etoposide chemotherapy, and in ld chest xrt, as early as possible. In ld & ed, all responders get brain radiotherapy to prevent brain metastasis. Ed pts sometimes get chest rt then too. ...Read more

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Difference between spring catarrhal and giant papillary conjunctivitis and giant cell arteritis?

Conjunctivitis: The first two can be related and the latter is a whole different ball game of more serious proportion. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sickle cell anemia?

What is the best treatment for sickle cell anemia?

Fluids, pain meds: Acutely, give IV fluids and pain medication. Long term patient may need hydroxyurea, bone marrow transplant. Watch high altitudes. This is why the one of the pittsburgh steelers cannot play in denver any longer because of the low o2 tension at such a high altitude. Exchange transfusion is another method of treatment. ...Read more

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Please describe treatment options for sickle cell disease?

Please describe treatment options for sickle cell disease?

Many: Treatments for sickle cell disease include hydroxyurea, blood transfusions, or even bone marrow transplants in certain cases. It depends on the severity of disease. Treating pain crises is also a very important part of managing the side effects of the disease. Because sickle cell disease can affect many organs in the body, it is essential to receive care from an expert in sickle cell disease. ...Read more

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What are the giant papillary conjunctivitis treatments?

What are the giant papillary conjunctivitis treatments?

The treatment: Is usually topical antihistamines and steroids, and discontinuation of the cause, often contact lenses. ...Read more

Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Giant Cell Arteritis (Definition)

Giant cell arteritis is considered a vasculitis where an individual's on body's immune cells attacked the lining of the large blood vessels. This may be associated with headaches, difficulty chewing, and in severe cases visual changes and even visual loss. This is an area routinely handled by a rheumatologist. I am happy to do ...Read more