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How Long Should Vasculitis Last
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
Indeterminate!: Livido reticularis is strongly aassociated with antiphospholipid antibodies, usually by finding anti-cardiolipin antibodies. This is a complicated issue. Patients will usually have a disease in one of to categories, or it can exist alone. You should be followed by a rheumatologist for this. Treatments vary. ...Read more
How long after showing up can you effectively biopsy vasculitis lesions? When first came up they were red splotchy but now are more brown. Too late?
Variable times: If a vasculitic lesion apppears and heals then you will not have a positive biopsy. Once the leasion is healing - generally when turning brown and losing the acute infalmmation, the biopsy may be non indicative of a vasculitis usually you need to biopsy when a lesion is acute - usuallu red and inflamed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it can: A vascular medicine physician can perform treatment to get rid of livido vascularis. ...Read more
many types and caus: Vasculitis is basically an inflammation of the blood vessels. There are many different causes and of course many different types of treatment. Your physician should tell you it is due to artery or vein disease and of course what is the underlying cause. Treatment may range from steroids to nsaids (advil) to compression to observation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would my vasculitis be the reason I cannot get IV lines into my veins and the reason why i have had portacaths for last 12 yrs?
Here are some ...: The calibre & texture of venous wall change along aging and recurrent usage - venipunctures like that in IV drug users. As a result, the difficulty to place IV-line or inject IV-drugs into the desired veins will in time become a real problem to gain access for administering IV drugs like those for chemotherapy or IV antibiotics. Finally, placing portacath for such use becomes reality - last resort ...Read more
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