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Is 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various: Vasculitis means inflammation of blood vessels. There are many forms of vasculitis, depending on the size of the blood vessels whether large arteries, small arteries, capillaries or veins.That are inflamed. Accordingly, the disease can range from unpleasant to life threatening. The treatment also depends on what blood vessels are inflamed. Vasculitis can also be limited to certain organs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can you have vasculitis when your skin looks normal? Is there a kind of vasculitis where your skin looks normal? I don't get it.
Yes : Giant cell or temporal arteritis causes pain along the temple and can eventually lead to blindness, all the while leaving the skin itself appearing normal. Takayasu arteritis affects the aortic arch vessels and ultimately compromises blood flow to both brain and upper extremities. Dermal sxs/signs are late, if at all. You're thinking of vasculitic diseases like raynaud's & scleroderma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vasculitis is a: Very complicated illness. It can be mild or extremely severe and yes patients can die from vascuilitis. When vasculitis (or inflammation of blood vessels) affects organs such as the kidneys and/or brain, and bowel for example severe illness can occur and death can follow. There is treatment and you need to work closely with your doctors to prevent end organ damage and potentially death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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