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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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Is there any herbs/supplements can help lvc vasculitis? Where can I buy? F 56 yo having lvc vasculitis many years prefer natural med. Than drugs thx.

Is there any herbs/supplements can help lvc vasculitis? Where can I buy? F 56 yo having lvc vasculitis many years prefer natural med. Than drugs thx.

Not really: I assume that you mean lcv, leukocytoclastic vasculitis. There are no good data on alternative therapy. Dhea has been shown to be a possible adjunct to conventional threapy in lupus erythematosus. Others have no good data. Lcv can range from mild to life-threatening disease. Accordingly, conventional therapy is mandatory, unless (rarely) a cause for the disease can be found. ...Read more

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Can infection or drug induced leukocytoclastic vasculitis be chronic or acute?

Can infection or drug induced leukocytoclastic vasculitis be chronic or acute?

Self-limited: If the problem is from an infection or drug, one would expect the problem to subside within months after the infection has been eradicated or the drug eliminated. Most cases of leukocytoclastic vasculitis are presumed to be of an autoimmune nature however. ...Read more

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Can azithioprin50 is good drug of choice in lividiod vasculitis having ulceration at medial side of leg near ankle?

Yes: Azathioprine is a reasonable choice after prednisone, especially if the Prednisone was very optimally effective or the skin lesions could not be adequately controlled on a low dose of prednisone. ...Read more

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Does steroid anti-inflammatory medication influence the eligibility for mentoplasty? I suffer from a rheumatic disease called vasculitis. My medication regimen consists of steroid anti-inflammatory drugs. How does this affect the outcome of mentoplasty su

Does steroid anti-inflammatory medication influence the eligibility for mentoplasty? I suffer from a rheumatic disease called vasculitis. My medication regimen consists of steroid anti-inflammatory drugs. How does this affect the outcome of mentoplasty su

Still Possible: Steroids decrease our ability to heal and fight infection. Depending on the dose, you still may be able to have a mentoplasty. I would consult with a well respected facial plastic surgeon who can coordinate things with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Does steroid anti-inflammatory medication influence the eligibility for mentoplasty? I suffer from a rheumatic disease called vasculitis. My medication regimen consists of steroid anti-inflammatory drugs. How does this affect the outcome of mentoplasty su

Healing: Steriods generally slow down the healing process as they affect the biosynthesis of collagen. Collagen is a major protein made by the body in healing and forming scars. You will need to discuss this with your surgeon who may or may not want you to be off the steroid for a period of time around the surgery. ...Read more

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What is vasculitis?

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 more

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What is vasculitis?

What is vasculitis?

Vessel inflammation: Vasculitis is a basket term for numerous conditions that cause inflammatory damage to vessels. Vasculitis itself is not a diagnosis, but just a finding that is seen in tissue via microscopy. The type of vasculitis is critical for how they are treated; each one of them may be treated differently. In general though, the immune system is triggered to initiate vessel damage. ...Read more

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How to cure vasculitis?

Hard to cure: Vasculitis or arteritis can be associated with many conditions. If collagen vascular, like lupus, medication may control, if giant cell arteritis, such as temporal arteritis, steroids might totally reverse. In most other cases, chronic treatment with medication over years is necessary. Since most of these disorders are autoimmune, success may be on the horizon in some cases. ...Read more

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Why did I get vasculitis?

Unclear: Vasculitis is one of those enigmas as to why however it may be autoimmune you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Will my vasculitis return?

Possibl: You need to be treated and follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does diet affect vasculitis?

Does diet affect vasculitis?

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 more

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Can you die from vasculitis?

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 more

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What is lividoid vasculitis?

Skin condition: Livedoid vasculopathy is a skin condition usually found in young to middle aged women. Blood vessels become plugged, usually in the lower extremities, and ulcerations can develop. ...Read more

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Vasculitis is what? Where? Why?

Vasculitis is what? Where? Why?

Why ask why?: Vasculitis is defined by the presence of inflammatory white blood cells in blood vessel walls with reactive damage to mural structures. This can lead to bleeding and ischemia/necrosis downstream of the vessel. Affected vessels vary in size, type, and location in association with the specific type of vasculitis. There are many different types. The exact mechanisms underlying them are unknown. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of vasculitis?

Too general: The question is too general. It depends on what type of vasculitis and what organ systems are involved. ...Read more

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Please tell me what vasculitis is?

Blood vessel disease: Vasculitis refers to inflammation of blood vessels and can refer to capillaries, veins and all sizes of arteries. It can range from minor/moderate to severe and life threatening. There are many causes and this is a disorder Rheumatlologists are trained to diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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What are the tests for vasculitis?

Many: There are many tests for vasculitis that should be done. Discuss this with your doctor as the list can be very long. This is because there are so many different causes for vasculitis, ranging from infection, medications, auto inflammatory conditions, cancer and several other causes. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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What is vasculitis? What causes it?

Vessel inflammation: Several causes had been linked to certain types of vasculitis but most of them we do not know the causes. There are what we call primary vasculitis (meaning without underlying disease/process) and secondary vasculitis to for example other rheumatic diseases like lupus or rheumatoid vasculitis. Infections like hepatitis C and/or B are linked to others. Also drugs can cause vasculitis. ...Read more

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What should I do with my vasculitis?

See below: Please discuss with your rheumatologist/ other physicians. There is a whole spectrum of severity and lots of causes. It is difficult to answer your question more specifically. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about vasculitis?

They are rare but...: Vasculitis stands for vessel inflammation. They are different types, and depending of which vessel are they affecting they would affect different organs and tissues. Fortunately they are very rare what we called primary vasculitis but unfortunately difficult to diagnose, some of them difficult to treat and others can be even fatal if not recognize on time. See a rheumatologist for more info. ...Read more

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Can a previous pe produce a vasculitis?

No: Someone may have had vasculitis predisposing you to have a pe, but not the other way around. ...Read more

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Can vasculitis be cured? Does it go away?

Yes: It depends on the type of vasculitis. Certain vasculitis are more responsive to therapy than others. Mots patients require several years of therapy however the immunosuppression is lowered over time and patients are able to come off their immuno suppressive drugs. ...Read more

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Is my vasculitis inheritable by my children?

Is my vasculitis inheritable by my children?

Some are: Some of these conditions are indeed inheritable. However, others are acquired. It really depends on what type of vasculitis you have. ...Read more

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What is vasculitis and how does it hurt you?

Inflammation: Vasculitis is literally an inflammatory condition involving blood vessels. There are many types which can be quite benign or can cause major problems such as blockage of major arteries, or even a stroke. If you have been diagnosed with vasculitis, you should discuss the implications with a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about suffering with vasculitis?

Specifically?: Please ask a more specific question. Your question is like asking, "can you tell me about automobiles". ...Read more

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