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Is small blood vessel vasculitis associated with skin or cutanious cancers? What is the best treatment strategy?

Is small blood vessel vasculitis associated with skin or cutanious cancers? What is the best treatment strategy?

No: It is associated with reqction to infection or drug reaction. Find cause if possible with history and blood test. Treat with topical stereos and oral steroids or Colchicine if extensive. ...Read more

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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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With moderately severe cryofibrinogenemia that requires treatment, what type of specialist is the best to consult for this disease? Is it considered to be a form of vasculitis?

With moderately severe cryofibrinogenemia that requires treatment, what type of specialist is the best to consult for this disease?  Is it considered to be a form of vasculitis?

It depends: Cryofibrinogenemia can be primary, or secondary to another illness. If it's primary, it's a blood disorder and increases your chance of lymphoma, so you should see a hematologist/oncologist at some point. It can also be due to a rheumatologic illness (eg lupus, rhuematoid arthritis) and either way, it has symptoms like vasculitis, so a rheumtologist should also be on your team. ...Read more

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The MRI show ischemic demyelination secondary to small vessel disease. What cause this and what type or treatment are?

The MRI show ischemic demyelination secondary to small vessel disease.  What cause this and what type or treatment are?

My interpretation: Will answer generically, and state that you could have a disorder termed Binswanger's disease, which is most often associated with hypertension. Such MRI changes may be seen with head trauma, cigarette smoking, aging, etc. ...Read more

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Macular amyloidosis confirmed by skin biopsy from the pigmented patch on lower thigh. What is the line of treatment and prognosis .? Can it spread ?

Macular amyloidosis confirmed by skin biopsy from the pigmented patch on lower thigh. What is the line of treatment and prognosis .? Can it spread ?

Good prognosis: Macular amyloidosis is a local proliferation on the skin usually on the trunk as you have. It never spreads too much or into the blood. The treatment may be as simple as temovate (clobetasol) ointment twice daily to local cortisone injections, local liquid nitrogen, dermabrasion or laser treatment. ...Read more

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Is open biopsy the only way to confirm glioma & specific type of it? Solitary brain metastasis is differential if there is known primary malignancy.

Is open biopsy the only way to confirm glioma & specific type of it? Solitary brain metastasis is differential if there is known primary malignancy.

Yes: Usually biopsy is the only way to confirm. A good radiologist can look at certain specific MRI details to sort of lead towards diagnosis. However without open brain biopsy you cannot confirm ...Read more

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Is nuclear sclerosis of the eye serious and is it associated with diseases such as ms?

Is nuclear sclerosis of the eye serious and is it associated with diseases such as ms?

Not associated: Nuclear sclerosis is a description of your cataract. A cataract is a clouding or opacification of the lens (nucleus in your case) inside your eye, this can result in decreased vision with time. A cataract typically will progress with age and worsen due to sun, tobacco, steroid meds, surgery, trauma, and eye inflammation. It is not typically associated with ms. See your eye doctor for eval. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for a person having inflammation in the entire body. Doctors defined it as erythematous nodumus? Is there a cure on this disease

What is the best cure for a person having inflammation in the entire body. Doctors defined it as erythematous nodumus? Is there a cure on this disease

Not a disease: Erythema nodosum (en) (red nodules) is merely a manifestation of any of a number of different infectious, allergic, allergic, or unknown disease entities. Most of the time the cause is not found and the red spots and lumps go away, on their own. If there are some other cause for them, that cause needs to be elucidated and treated separately. http://www.medicinenet.com/erythema_nodosum/article.h. ...Read more

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While the standard appearance of a myeloma bone lesion is lytic with no rim, is it possible to have a thin sclerotic rim rarely? Also, can the disease remit temporarily before discovery them resume?

While the  standard appearance of a myeloma bone lesion is lytic with no rim, is it possible to have a thin sclerotic rim rarely? Also, can the disease remit temporarily before discovery them resume?

Yes and no.: Anything is possible as regards the x-ray findings. The disease does not go into remission. However one bone might break, gradually heal if there is no soft tissue mass at the site of fracture, only to have another bone break later on. ...Read more

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The installation of an IVC filter is all that is needed to avoid most heart attacks, strokes and PE's if there is a history of familial heart disease?

The installation of an IVC filter is all that is needed to avoid most heart attacks, strokes and PE's if there is a history of familial heart disease?

No way;can only trap: large clots traveling from leg & pelvis veins from proceeding to right heart & lungs. Heart attacks & strokes result from clots in arteries leaving left heart, including supplying heart muscle itself. Most are without symptoms, due to plaque rupture or clots from left atria (rarely ventricle), occur without warning. Setup is atherosclerosis, LDL-P, HbA1c & Systolic BP not ?, Large-HDL-P not ?, etc ...Read more

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Protein-Losing Enteropathy in the intestine. Protein levels slowly improving. What is best treatment options for me? Is lymphoma a cause or concern?

Protein-Losing Enteropathy in the intestine. Protein levels slowly improving. What is best treatment options for me? Is lymphoma a cause or concern?

Enteropathy: Protein loss from the gastrointestinal tract is usually due to the massive overexcretion of mucous from areas of overgrowth of normal lining. The classic is Menetriere's Disease which is an overgrowth of the normal lining in the stomach. Lymphoma can cause protein loss from the gi tract. If you have not seen a GI MD do so. ...Read more

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Does skin rashes and neuropathy in sjogren's syndrome caused by vasculitis? What is the outcome?

See details: Both may be caused by vasculitis. The outcome of a neuropathy depends on the severity of the neuropathy and the specific nerves involved. The skin rash is usually easily treated. ...Read more

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Is there a way to see how much blood is in certain parts of body? Such as splanchnic, chest and cerebral areas?

Is there a way to see how much blood is in certain parts of body? Such as splanchnic, chest and cerebral areas?

Flow, not amount.: We can readily assess blood flow through a vascular bed by Doppler studies, but we can't readily determine the amount of blood that is present in a given part of the body at a given point in time. ...Read more

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Which is better erythrocytopheresis or simple blood transfusion for the prevention of childhood stroke?

Which is better erythrocytopheresis or simple blood transfusion for the prevention of childhood stroke?

Pheresis: If the risk for stroke is due to increased red cell mass in the blood, which makes the blood thicker, then removing just the red cells by apheresis is an option. Please refer to a children's hospital hematology department for more specific answer. ...Read more

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Does moderately severe cryofibrinogenemia always include cutaneous vasculitis, or can a person have only the internal vascular manifestations?

Don't know: Cryofibrinogenemia is a difficult diagnosis, but it usually starts with skin manifestations. That's likely because the vessels in the skin are very small, so changes in blood flow manifest early in the skin. I'm sure it's possible to have internal vascular manifestations as the first sign, but the cases i"ve seen have always had skin manifestations. I can't find any studies to say for sure. ...Read more

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What is a treatment of petechiae caused by sjogren's syndrome and vasculitis? Does it go away without any treatment?

What is a treatment of petechiae caused by sjogren's syndrome and vasculitis? Does it go away without any treatment?

Petechiae: These are tiny bruises and will go away on their own. The more important question is whether the underlying disease is being adequately treated. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the difference between invasive & non-invasive sebaceous carcinoma of the eye? If someone were to have it, is it palpable, as in a lump/cyst?

What is the difference between invasive & non-invasive sebaceous carcinoma of the eye? If someone were to have it, is it palpable, as in a lump/cyst?

In situ: Non-invasive means a carcinoma in situ. Invasive means it has violated the basement membrane of the epidermis into the dermis. Invasive much more a problem. Could be palpable. Careful cause might not be palpable to a lay person. If you have either of these problems, make sure you're being managed by a dermatologic surgeon withe extensive skin cancer experience. ...Read more

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Is small blood vessel vasculitis associated with skin or cutanious cancers? What is the best treatment strategy?

No: It is associated with reqction to infection or drug reaction. Find cause if possible with history and blood test. Treat with topical stereos and oral steroids or Colchicine if extensive. ...Read more

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Small blood vessel vasculitis, not receding with topial/oral steroids or colchicine. Never had history of vasculitis. Any help?

Small blood vessel vasculitis, not receding with topial/oral steroids or colchicine. Never had history of vasculitis. Any help?

?spider vein: What is the location, is it localized, size. This may simply be a dilated superficial vessel that may be treated with laser or certain injections. ...Read more

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Diagnosed central mucoepidermoid carcinoma n underwent radio years ago, non metastatic. Now small blood vessel vasculitis, all over. Any connection?

Diagnosed central mucoepidermoid carcinoma n underwent radio years ago, non metastatic. Now small blood vessel vasculitis, all over. Any connection?

Yes, direct: Vasculitis is one of the common consequences of radiation therapy. New therapy involving fat grafts have developed with excellent improvement of vasculitis and dermatitis. See the work of dr rigotti. ...Read more

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I have a small reddish dot Right below the head of my penis to me it looks kind of like a small blood vessel it stands out from the rest of my skin ?

I have a small reddish dot  Right below the head of my penis to me it looks kind of like a small blood vessel  it stands out from the rest of my skin ?

Just watch & see...: Without a direct look at, it is hard to tell what it may be although clinically it may represent a varix (tiny benign venous new growth), which is common and benign with no practical need for active care although very occasionally it may bleed. So, it would be most reasonable to just watch, wait, and see how it may change and evolve. ...Read more

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Can MRI of brain see aneurysm or blood vessel problems(vasculitis)?

Can MRI of brain see aneurysm or blood vessel problems(vasculitis)?

MRI and MRA brain: Yes, an MRI can visualize blood vessels but not well; an MRA (MR angiogram) is the optimal MR test. It uses gadolinium which is not a radio-iodine and is not kidney toxic. Gadolinium can be eliminated slowly however, if a person has kidney impairment, and then the gadolinium can enter dermal tissues. Radiologists are aware. ...Read more

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When I bend my head forward I get dizzy or side to side MRI was fine, could it be blood vessels? I start p.t. for vesbular therapy on neck tomorrow.

When I bend my head forward I get dizzy or side to side MRI was fine, could it be blood vessels? I start p.t. for vesbular therapy on neck tomorrow.

Could be. : Not as likely in your age. Vertebral artery narrowing can cause dizziness. These vessels can be damaged in neck trauma. If you have had no recent accidents then they are probably ok. These vessels can become narrow when people are 50 or older. If therapy does not work, ask your doctor to check the blood vessels in your head and neck. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for blurrness due to stroke of small blood vessel decease, age related 76 yrs.

Is there a cure for blurrness due to stroke of small blood vessel decease, age related 76 yrs.

Needs evaluation.: For an accurate assessment , one should see a retinal specialist (ophthalmologist who specializes in retinal problems). It is possible that a laser procedure can eliminate areas of bleeding if that's the cause of your symptoms. But, first one needs an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What do you do when you break a small blood vessel under your eye?

What do you do when you break a small blood vessel under your eye?

Depends: I'm going to assume you're talking about a broken blood vessel on the lower white part of the eye, rather than actually under the eye. If so, that's likely a subconjunctival hemorrhage, like a bruise on the eye. It can happen spontaneously and will usually resolve like any other bruise. If you have pain, vision loss, or it's worsening, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What should you do when you break a small blood vessel under your eye?

What should you do when you break a small blood vessel under your eye?

Observe: If otherwise asymptomatic with good vision and no pain. Best to get any eye problem checked out by an eye care provider. ...Read more

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Iscrmic small blood vessel disease found on my brain mri, could this be connected to me having low blood oxygen levels, with passing out?

Iscrmic small blood vessel disease found on my brain mri, could this be connected to me having low blood oxygen levels, with passing out?

Too many issues here: U need to return to whomever ordered your mri, etc & get all of your issues addressed. U have a cute name, made me smile with your good sense of humor. See our website for help: www.Thepmc.Org. Hrs, md, facc. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for cutaneous vasculitis?

What is the best treatment for cutaneous vasculitis?

There is no : There is no "one" best therapy. Therapy depends on the cause of the vasculitis! you need to touch base with a rheumatologist. Best! ...Read more

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Unexplained small red bruise on inside of elbow, looks like a blood vessel ruptured underneath the skin. Of concern? What could it be caused by?

Unexplained small red bruise on inside of elbow, looks like a blood vessel ruptured underneath the skin. Of concern? What could it be caused by?

Sounds normal: From your description it sounds normal, something like one would get after having had a needle puncture for a blood test. It should resolve within a week. If not consult with your family physician. ...Read more

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21 mo old has a small bump on back of head, close to bottom of hair line, under skin. Feels like a swollen blood vessel, soft, but doesn't seem to bother her when we gently touch it. No discoloration. We just noticed it when my hand brushed over it.

21 mo old has a small bump on back of head, close to bottom of hair line, under skin. Feels like a swollen blood vessel, soft, but doesn't seem to bother her when we gently touch it. No discoloration. We just noticed it when my hand brushed over it.

Likely lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum. There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter (pea sized) and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size.What you describe is normal.If concerned review this with the kids doc. ...Read more

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What's small dot bright light moving across my field of vision and look's like disappears around the back of my head? Is it a blood vessel on retina?

What's small dot bright light moving
across my field of vision and look's like disappears around the back of my head?
Is it a blood vessel on retina?

Blood and/or retina: Please see your primary doctor - he/she will refer you to an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist. Your doctor and the specialists will look after you very well. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Tingling in left arm since waking up all day, shoulder to finger. Few small red blood vessel visible below skin on left side of chest. Heavy legs with little pain in both legs. Could this be linked?

Tingling in left arm since waking up all day, shoulder to finger. Few small red blood vessel visible below skin on left side of chest. Heavy legs with little pain in both legs. Could this be linked?

Arm numbness: The symptoms that you describe may or may not be linked. The numbness in the arm could be from sleeping in an awkward position. The heaviness (weakness?) in the legs is difficult to assess without an examination. See your medical doctor or a neurologist to evaluate your numbness and heaviness. ...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. ?

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

Cutaneous (Definition)

Skin is the largest and one of most complex organs of body. 3 layers: epidermis (outer), dermis (main part) and subcutaneous layers covers entire body, contains many specialized cells, maintains body temp, gathers sensory info from the outer world, has extremely important immune functions. It can give crucial clues as to what is internal. Dermatology and plastic surgery are ...Read more


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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more