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Is nodular vasculitis common? What is it?

Is nodular vasculitis common? What is it?

Nodular vasculitis: Nodular vasculitis is a skin condition characterized by crops of small, tender, erythematous nodules on the legs, mostly on the calves and shins. Miroscopically there are epithelioid granulomas and vasculitis in the subcutaneous tissue, making it a form of panicullitis. Most of these cases are now thought to be manifestation of tuberculosis and indeed they respond well to anti-tuberculous treatmen. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Vasculitis (Definition)

Vasculitis is a medical term for inflammation of the blood vessels. There are many different types of vasculitis, often categorized by what size ...Read more


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Is there a prednisone alternative for erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis)?

Look for a cause: The first issue is to make sure there is not an underlying cause such as hepatitis c or tuberculosis. ...Read more

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What is an alternative to prednisone for erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis)?

What is an alternative to prednisone for erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis)?

Watch out for TB: Nodular vasculitis can be difficult to treat, and there are alternatives to prednisone, like nsaids and cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil). One of the important things to realize is that this condition is sometimes associated with tuberculosis. If you are using Prednisone (an immunosupressant) you want to make sure you don't have an infection causing your problem. See your dermatologist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Vasculitis skin ailment?

Vasculitis skin ailment?

Many Causes: Vasculitis is inflammation of blood vessels. It can show signs in the skin. But it may also be internal and affect many organs. There are a wide range of causes and they should be evaluated promptly. In general, it can be caused by infection, medications, auto inflammatory conditions, cancer, as well as many others. If it is serious, it can lead to death. Get is checked out. ...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 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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How is cranial vasculitis different from general vasculitis?

Cranial means brain: If someone has cranial vasculitis, i would assume that the brain is involved suggested a severe illness and requires urgent treatment. Some patients may have mild vasculitis which may just affect the skin and overall is mild. Again, what organs are affected will dictate how severe and different the vasculitis is. ...Read more

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How is cerebral vasculitis diagnosed?

How is cerebral vasculitis diagnosed?

Diagnosis : Usually a combination of clinical history blood work and possibly a lumbar puncture. ...Read more

Dr. Joram Seggev
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Angiitis (Definition)

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