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Causes Of Allergic Vasculitis
YES, IT MAY: First, what exact vasculitis you mean. If it is churg-strauss, it can cause damage in lungs, some nerves, even leading to paralysis, heart problems. Kidneys - rarely. Even allergic vasculitis affecting mainly the skin may cause complications inside the body. Even allergic vasculitis that is usually limited to the skin (see website below), can be associated with damage to internal organs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood testing: Testing for systemic signs of inflammation with c-reactive protein levels or erythrocyte sedimentation rate is often performed. Testing for auto-immune antibodies such as anti-nuclear antibodies (ana screening) or rheumatoid factor may be needed. In addition, evidence of complement protein cascade activation (ch-50) may be useful to detect active inflamation periods. Biopsy is the best test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin biopsy result: superficial to mid dermal perivascular lymphocytic infilitrate with focal basal vacuolar changes.does thismean allergic vasculitis?
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
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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