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Can infection or drug induced leukocytoclastic vasculitis be chronic or acute?

Can infection or drug induced leukocytoclastic vasculitis be chronic or acute?

Self-limited: If the problem is from an infection or drug, one would expect the problem to subside within months after the infection has been eradicated or the drug eliminated. Most cases of leukocytoclastic vasculitis are presumed to be of an autoimmune nature however.

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How is heavy exersise with vasculitis? I know light exercise is good, but I've been struggling getting back in full shape for season. I run track.

How is heavy exersise with vasculitis? I know light exercise is good, but I've been struggling getting back in full shape for season. I run track.

Vasculitis: I usually recommend exercise to all of my patients with vasculitis. The severity of the disease and your response to therapy with determine you'll exercise tolerance. I recommend starting slow and gradually increase as tolerated. I also recommend some other workout videos such as "10 Minute Trainer" or "T25".

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Does diet affect vasculitis?

Does diet affect vasculitis?

Yes!: Vasculitis is an inflammatory condition, caused by an overactve immune system in most cases. Diet has a huge influence on inflammation in your body. The short version is: avoid sugars, gluten, dairy, processed foods, fried foods. Eat lots of: fruits, vegetables, fish oils. For more detail, I recommend a book titled, "inflammation nation.".

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What can you tell me about vasculitis?

What can you tell me about vasculitis?

They are rare but...: Vasculitis stands for vessel inflammation. They are different types, and depending of which vessel are they affecting they would affect different organs and tissues. Fortunately they are very rare what we called primary vasculitis but unfortunately difficult to diagnose, some of them difficult to treat and others can be even fatal if not recognize on time. See a rheumatologist for more info.

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Can a previous pe produce a vasculitis?

No: Someone may have had vasculitis predisposing you to have a pe, but not the other way around.

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What are the symptoms associated with vasculitis?

Many and varied.: Many diseases can cause immune mediated vasculitis. Apart from the specific illness with tendencies to affect specific organs, the most common serious issues from all vasculitis are inflammation of renal, cerebrovascular, gastrinitestinal, and cardiac blood vessel inflammation.

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How frequent is my vasculitis in the general population?

Need more data: You don't say what vasculitis you have - there are several kinds.

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Need advice for someone who has suffered with vasculitis?

See details: There is no advice to give without knowing the type of vasculitis, the areas involved, the severity of the involvement and the current treatment. You need to provide specifics to obtain an answer.

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What are the symptoms that are associated with vasculitis?

Varied: Symptoms and signs can be very nonspecific - everything from a rash to kidney failure. A rheumatologist would probably be the best physician to assure the diagnosis.

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Vasculitis skin ailment?

Vasculitis skin ailment?

Many Causes: Vasculitis is inflammation of blood vessels. It can show signs in the skin. But it may also be internal and affect many organs. There are a wide range of causes and they should be evaluated promptly. In general, it can be caused by infection, medications, auto inflammatory conditions, cancer, as well as many others. If it is serious, it can lead to death. Get is checked out.

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Is my vasculitis contagious?

Vasculitis: Vasculitis is an inflammation of the blood vessels and both arteries and the veins can be affected. The inflammation is caused by a type of white blood cell that sticks to the blood vessel, creating a cascade of inflammation (and destruction). There are many types of vasculitis: only some have been linked to an initial infectious component (kawasaki's) but none have been found to be catchy.

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What is wegeners vasculitis?

Disease or Syndrome?: Wegener's granulomatosis (wg), more recently granulomatosis with polyangiitis (wegener's) (gpa), is an incurable form of vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels) that affects the nose, lungs, kidneys, and other organs. Due to its end-organ damage, it is life-threatening and requires long-term immunosuppression.[1] five-year survival is up to 87%, with some of the mortality due to toxicity of rx.

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Can pentoxifyllin used in vasculitis?

Maybe??: It is used to treat intermittent claudication resulting from obstructed arteries in the limbs. Pentoxifylline improves blood flow through peripheral blood vessels and therefore helps with blood circulation in the arms and legs (e.g. Intermittent claudication). It does not treat vasculitis, per se! Additional meds in a rheumatology war chest are needed!

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Difference between stroke and vasculitis?

Difference between stroke and vasculitis?

Cause and effect: Vasculitis, an inflammation of blood vessels, can be a cause of stroke (death of brain tissue).

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Can you tell me what wegeners vasculitis?

Serious illness: Wegner's granulomatous angiitis is caused by antibodies against a particular protein in neutrophils. Once uniformly fatal, it is now usually managed with strong medications by specialists. The eyes, ears, throat, lungs and kidneys are the usual targets. Wegener's greatness as a physician is tarnished by his having served the third reich, though not in the death camps; some avoid his name.

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Is cryofibrinogenemia a form of vasculitis?

Is cryofibrinogenemia a form of vasculitis?

Great question!: Some cases are, most cases aren't! there's different types of cryofibrinogens and they're being sorted out. Http://ajcp. Ascpjournals. Org/content/119/1/114.full. P.

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Please tell me what wegeners vasculitis is?

See details: This is a serious systemic vasculitis characterized by inflammatory in medium-sized arteries. Clinical manifestation often start with chronic sinusitis or recurrent lung infiltrates but multiple organs can be involved including the kidneys. It must be treated aggressively to prevent serious complications. See a rheumatologist.

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