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Cns Vasculitis Treatment
Cns vasculitis: CNS vasculitis is usually treated with high-dose steroids such as prednisone, in combination with Cyclophosphamide (a medication that decreases the immune system’s response to autoimmune diseases).In some cases, high-dose steroids alone are tried first; if that does not treat the disease, Cyclophosphamide is added. Treatment must be continued for a prolonged period, sometimes for life. ...Read more
Need clarification: CNS vasculitis is an inflammatory condition affecting the brain and is diagnosed by tests of structure (mri, arteriogram...) and less of function (eeg, evoked potentials. However, there are frequent eeg abnormalities depending upon the presentation of the vasculitis such as whether the patient has had a seizure. I hope this helps. Take care. ...Read more
No: The MRI needs to be with contrast. Also, there is no specific findings on MRI that will diagnose vasculitis. An MRI will show white matter lesion consistent with vasculitis but the same lesions are also consistent with several other causes including lyme disease. You should address all of your numerous questions to a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Highly variable: Depends on root cause and treatment response. Sometimes it will relapse and remit, other times it can spontaneously resolve. ...Read more
Looking for top doctors in the u.S. Who treat CNS lupus/ceribritis vasculitis. My 22 year old niece has it and none of her drs have ever treated it.?
Need Rheumatologist: My suggestion is to see a progressive rheumatologist in your relatively local area. There are many great centers around the country. Your location and access to the doctor can not be discounted. This is a long term disease, not a single visit issue. Many great doctors are around you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is cerebral or CNS vasculitis treatable if symptoms have been present for 2 yrs without diagnosis? Is cognitive damage permanent?
highly unlikely Dx: It is very doubtful that you can have CNS vascultis for 2 years without very major complications occurring. ...Read more
CNS vasculitis: Yes it can.Cns vasculitis can cause variety of symtoms depending on part and extent of brain involved. Headaches, blurry vision, difficulty with moving or coordinating different parts of the body, changes in mood, thoughts, behavior, changes in sensation, feeling , perception to name some. It can leas to coma and herniation of brain based on severity of involvement. It can resemble ms and tumor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer