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Is takayasu arteritis deadly?

Is takayasu arteritis deadly?

Unusual: Really unusual . This will depend on the artery that is involved with the disease , for example if renal arteries are involved the patient can developed severe high blood pressure and possible renal failure which can lead to death ...Read more

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Arteritis (Definition)

Arteritis is inflammation of the blood vessels or arteries. This may be triggered by viruses, medications, or by your own immune system leading to what is called an autoimmune disease. There are several different forms that mainly depends on the size of the blood vessel that is involved. There are several treatment options. This is an area of specialty handled by a rheumatologist. I am happy to do ...Read more


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Is takayasu arteritis really deadly?

Is takayasu arteritis really deadly?

It can be: This large vessel vasculitis can have very severe complications, even fatal ones if it is not aggressively treated. ...Read more

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How are polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis diagnosed?

How are polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis diagnosed?

Overlapping: They are overlapping disorders. They can occur separately or together. Clinical experience of the doctor and elevated erythrocyte sedimentationrate are the most reliable findings. ...Read more

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Could takayasu's arteritis be cured?

Once: Circulation to arm is corrected, some medications may help control vasculitis. ...Read more

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What is takayasu arteritis?

Vasculitis: Takayasu arteritis is a inflammatory condition of the large arterial vessels emerging from your heart (the aorta and branching vessels). It is unknown what the etiology is, although it is pretty clear the immune system drives this process (especially il-6). Main initial symptoms are vague (fatigue, low-grade fever) but as it progresses, the lightheadedness and a cold arm from reduced blood flow. ...Read more

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What is necrotizing granulomatous lymphadenitis?

What is necrotizing granulomatous lymphadenitis?

GANGRENOUS : The lymph node has to be operated and removed due to the severe infection . ...Read more

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Is polyarteritis nodosa an autoimmune disease?

Is polyarteritis nodosa an autoimmune disease?

Polyarteritis causes: The answer to your question is "it may be" an auto-immune disorder. Polyarthritis is most often caused by an auto-immune disorder such as rheumatoid arthritis, amyloidosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus erythematosus. In addition, it may also be caused by infection with an alphavirus such as chikungunya virus and ross river virus. Ask your physician for more information in your instance. ...Read more

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Can polyarteritis nodosa lead to vasculitic neuropathy?

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Can polyarteritis nodosa lead to vasculitic neuropathy?

Yes but . . . .: Since pan is a vasculitis, it like the other rheumatological illnesses of this type can cause an associated neuropathy. It would be important to rule out other potential causes like medications, vitamin deficiencies, alcohol, infections, hereditary, diabetes, neurological conditions or vascular compromise. Others too. The onset, time course, distribution, and anatomy can help define it. Emg done? ...Read more

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What causes polyarteritis nodosa?

What causes  polyarteritis nodosa?

Polyarteritis nodosa: Pan ( poly arteritis nodosa) is a disease of unknown cause.It affects small to medium sized arteries reducing or cutting off blood supply to organs . Men are affected more than women between ages of 30 to 50 . In 25% of patients hepatitis b or c infection is seen. Small and medium arteries are attacked by immune cells . It can affect infants. Dilated arteries and strictures resemble rosary beads. ...Read more

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What is necrotizing fasciitis versus necrotizing soft tissue infection?

What is necrotizing fasciitis versus necrotizing soft tissue infection?

Only terminology!: Fasciitis means inflammation of fascia, which is the "gristle" that exists around and between muscle layers. Soft tissue is a general term for non-bony body parts. Necrotizing fasciitis is slightly more specific than necrotizing soft tissue infection, but nf imputes infection whereas nsti implicitly states "infection." both are the same and require nasty bacteria killing tissues unchecked! ...Read more

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Could previious strokes caused by endocarditis cause temporal arteritis?

Could previious strokes caused by endocarditis cause temporal arteritis?

No: Strokes in endocarditis are usually due to septic vegetation emboli breaking off the infected heart valve and going to the brain. Mycotic aneurysms can rupture causing severe life threatening hemorrhagic strokes. Temporal arteritis is an autoimmune giant cell arteritis of the temporal arteries. It is associated with polymyalgia rheumatica and has nothing to do with bacterial endocarditis. ...Read more

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Is polyarteritis nodosa always an autoimmune disease?

Is polyarteritis nodosa always an autoimmune disease?

Polyarteritis nodosa: Pan ( poly arteritis nodosa) is a disease of unknown cause.It affects small to medium sized arteries reducing or cutting off blood supply to organs . Men are affected more than women between ages of 30 to 50 . In 25% of patients hepatitis b or c infection is seen. Small and medium arteries are attacked by immune cells . It is immune mediated and exact cause is not known. ...Read more

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Takayasu arteritis--causes and cures?

Takayasu arteritis--causes and cures?

Steroids or surgery: Prednisone/ steroids are the main way of treatment . Some patients will require open bypass surgery in case of steroid resistance . Causes are idiopathic or unknown .. It is an autoimmune disease affecting the wall of large blood vessels causing narrowing by fibrosis. ...Read more

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What is wegener's granulomatosis vasculitis?

What is wegener's granulomatosis vasculitis?

See details: It is a form of vasculitis effecting medium sized arteries and associated with a positive canca blood test. It usually begins as chronic sinusitis but with time can effect many other organ systems including eyes, heart, kidneys, joints, lungs and the nervous system. There are very effective treatments available. ...Read more

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Can "necrotizing fasciitis" infections cause endocarditis?

Can "necrotizing fasciitis" infections cause endocarditis?

Maybe: Any serious infection, sepsis, or even bacteria in the blood stream could result in endocarditis if the person is at risk for heart valve disease. Even something as minor as a dental infection could result in endocarditis in those at risk. ...Read more

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Best cure for acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivities?

Best cure for acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivities?

Proper Oral Hygiene: You definitely need to see a dentist. Depending on the severity you may need an extensive type of cleaning and debridement of your gums. That must be followed up with proper brushing and flossing to achieve proper oral health. ...Read more

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Does HIV cause acute necrotizing gingivitis very often?

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Does HIV cause  acute necrotizing gingivitis very often?

HIV and ANUP: Hiv patient has low immunity and thus unable to combat the local microbial activity with low host reaction. As the result, bone loss and necrotizing of the tissue seen in the chronic situation of infection. Acute necrotizing uncerative periodontitis is seen more in HIV since chronic infection will lead straight to attachment loss (periodontitis) with minimal gum inflammation (gingivitis). ...Read more

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