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How long does it take rheumatoid vasculitis skin ulcers to develop?

How long does it take rheumatoid vasculitis skin ulcers to develop?

Seemingly overnight: Skin breakdown from auto immune problems like vasculitis can appear very rapidly. It starts with congestion in the capillaries that nourish the skin and then not enough blood supply is available to keep the skin together and an ulcer occurs. The treatment of the ulcer is most effective when there is effective treatment of the vasculitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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Can rheumatoid vasculitis affect the tissue of the breast?

Can rheumatoid vasculitis affect the tissue of the  breast?

Incredibly rare: Some types of tissue breakdown look like vasculitis such as tissue necrosis related to hypercoagulable state induced by circulating anticoagulants or related to coumadin (warfarin). This is a very tricky problem and if true needs a sophisticated coagulation workup including lupus anticoagulant, russell viper venom test, protein c, s, leiden factor 5 and additinal tests. See the doc!if breast is abnormal. ...Read more

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Could rheumatoid vasculitis affect breast tissue?

Could rheumatoid vasculitis affect breast tissue?

It is possible!: There are twelve documented cases in the literature. But it requires biopsy confirmation. Breast pain can occur in RA for many reasons, including chest wall inflammation! ...Read more

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What is rheumatoid vasculitis?

What is rheumatoid vasculitis?

Blood vetssel inflam: Blood vessel inflammation, usually associated with cryoglobulins. If you have this, you need complement studies, c2, c4, c3 and measurement of cryoglobulins. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for rheumatoid skin vasculitis of the leg.The patient has leg edema due to prolonged RA and is trying conception. ?

What is the best treatment for rheumatoid skin vasculitis of the leg.The patient has leg edema due to prolonged RA and is trying conception. ?

Need more informatio: This needs more clarification. what is your medication now. What are you taking for the RA. How was the Vasculitis diagnosis made? The RA may not be the cause of the vasculitis. Since you are planning conception. This is a topic to discuss with your physician ...Read more

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How long can I wait with skin ulcers to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with skin ulcers to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Not long: I see this question was posted over a week ago. If you still have ulcers, go see a doctor. ...Read more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get skin ulcers? Is he right?

My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get skin ulcers?  Is he right?

Yes: You need to be checked to determine cause of ulcers- diabetes? Other infectious disease? See primary md for evaluation and blood tests. ...Read more

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Can liquid honey be used to treat skin ulcers on the leg?

Can liquid honey be used to treat skin ulcers on the leg?

Yes: Yes, honey has anti microbial properties and has been used for topical wound care of leg and decubitus ulcers. Only sterilized labratory tested honey should be used. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more


Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more