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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Vasculitis (Definition)

A medical term for inflammation of the blood vessels. Many different types of vasculitis exist, often categorized by what size ...Read more


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The palm-side of my hands has a mottled look, like ground beef..With the fingertips being dark red. What can cause this? Lupus? Raynaud's? Vasculitis?

The palm-side of my hands has a mottled look, like ground beef..With the fingertips being dark red. What can cause this? Lupus? Raynaud's? Vasculitis?

Your condition: Is best determined by the combination of your history of symptoms with physical exams blood tests and possible imaging. Any of those conditions you mentioned are possible. ...Read more

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Looking for top doctors in the u.S. Who treat CNS lupus/ceribritis vasculitis. My 22 year old niece has it and none of her drs have ever treated it.?

Looking for top doctors in the u.S. Who treat CNS lupus/ceribritis vasculitis.  My 22 year old niece has it and none of her drs have ever treated it.?

Need Rheumatologist: My suggestion is to see a progressive rheumatologist in your relatively local area. There are many great centers around the country. Your location and access to the doctor can not be discounted. This is a long term disease, not a single visit issue. Many great doctors are around you. ...Read more

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Does optic nerve vasculitis mean I have lupus?

Does optic nerve vasculitis mean I have lupus?

No: Vasculitis of the actual nerve is very very rare. More likely things are nerve swelling ie pseudotumor cerebri, or papilledema. The answer is in the actual findings on opthalmologic tests and patient should be seen both by a rheumatologist and a neuro-opthalmologist. Treatment for actual vasculitis is more difficult, and the diagnosis usually requires a cerebal blood vessel angiogram. ...Read more

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How long a person live with skin vasculitis, lupus and sjogren's syndrome?

No telling: With proper management of the condition -- one can have a normal lifespan praise the lord ! ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects/long term issues related to cutaneous lupus? I currently have vasculitis in my legs. What else could be of concern?

What are the possible side effects/long term issues related to cutaneous lupus? I currently have vasculitis in my legs. What else could be of concern?

It is always: important to make sure you truly have the cutaneous type and not the systemic type. Simple blood tests may help. Also having a good Rheumatologist to help with the definitive diagnosis would be important. ...Read more

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Is tingling in hands a sign of lupus?

Is tingling in hands a sign of lupus?

Maybe something else: Although lupus is known as a master of masquerade because it can mimic virtually any disease, tingling in the hands alone is much more likely from nerve compression such as carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve entrapment, diabetic neuropathy, and/or cervical disc disease etc... A good, thorough history and physical exam by your doc can reveal what you may have. So, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I stop swelling in my hands and feet? Is it from lupus or something bad like that?

How can I stop swelling in my hands and feet?  Is it from lupus or something bad like that?

Not all swelling bad: Swelling in the hands in the morning, or swelling in the feet in the evening is often due to water retention, and is harmless. Avoiding excess salt, and using support hose can help. Persistent swelling that is localized to joints, or associated with redness, warmth, or tenderness may be signs of arthritis. ...Read more

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If a person has lupus and dysautonomia? Did the lupus cause the dysautonomia? Autoimmune? Or totally unrelated & this person was dealt a bad hand?

If a person has lupus and dysautonomia? Did the lupus cause the dysautonomia? Autoimmune? Or totally unrelated & this person was dealt a bad hand?

No relationship!: The two can co-exist but dysautonomia is not an autimmune disease, while lupus is. Consider there are treatments for both and they can be intrinsically mild in many patients! ...Read more

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Ever since i got this "possible lupus" diagnosis, my hands tend to turn a red blushing color, sometimes blotchy and get hot. Sometimes they also get a pin prick feeling with this. Isthis lupus?

Ever since i got this "possible lupus" diagnosis, my hands tend to turn a red blushing color, sometimes blotchy and get hot. Sometimes they also get a pin prick feeling with this. Isthis lupus?

See a rheumatologist: Find a rheumatologist: a doctor that specializes in diseases like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. You need to get some answers and a plan for treatment. I suggest you write down all your questions so that when you go see the doctor you can get answers. If you write them down you won't forget when you feel nervous or rushed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I have pain in the palm of my hand? Lupus diagnosis

See details: Assuming there is no rash, a tendinitis is most likely to cause this pain in patients with lupus. ...Read more

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How come alcohol helps my hands from lupus/renauds phenomenon?

How come alcohol helps my hands from lupus/renauds phenomenon?

See below: It may vasodilate your blood vessels, but this form of treatment is not without risks and i would not advise it. ...Read more

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Can systemic lupus erythematosus cause swelling in one hand?

Can systemic lupus erythematosus cause swelling in one hand?

Yes: A common symptom of sle is arthritis or joint pain and swelling which can involve just one hand. Usually there will be other symptoms as well such malar rash (red rash over the cheeks), increased sensitivity to sun, possibly hair loss and rash on the body, hands or knuckles or scalp. ...Read more

Dr. Joram Seggev
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Angiitis (Definition)

Angiitis = Inflammation ...Read more