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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Vasculitis (Definition)

Vasculitis is a medical term for inflammation of the blood vessels. There are many different types of vasculitis, often categorized by what size ...Read more


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How treatable is CNS vasculitis?

How treatable is CNS vasculitis?

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

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Would CNS vasculitis show up on eeg?

Would CNS vasculitis show up on eeg?

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

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Can CNS vasculitis be seen on a non contrast mri?

Can CNS vasculitis be seen on a non contrast mri?

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

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Should a person with CNS vasculitis be given versed for minor procedure?

Should a person with CNS vasculitis be given versed for minor procedure?

Small amounts : Small amounts titrated to effect should be fine. Only caution is the brain injury, if there is still swelling in the brain then extreme caution is needed to prevent slow breathing and carbon dioxide retention. ...Read more

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What is the life span after diagnosis of central nervous system CNS vasculitis?

What is the life span after diagnosis of central nervous system CNS vasculitis?

Highly variable: Depends on root cause and treatment response. Sometimes it will relapse and remit, other times it can spontaneously resolve. ...Read more

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What are major complications of CNS vasculitis?

bleeding and infecti: Infections. Lupus and other vasculidities are associated with CNS bleeding. ...Read more

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What specialist do I see for CNS vasculitis?

What specialist do I see for CNS vasculitis?

rheumatologist: Rheumatologist is most skilled with this phenomenon, although some neurologists are also effective. ...Read more

Central Nervous System (Definition)

System in humans is the brain and spinal column. The nerves that connect the CNS to the limbs, organs and the outside world is ...Read more


Cns (Definition)

CNS stands for central nervous system and consists of the brain ...Read more