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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)

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 a prednisone alternative for erythema induratum (nodular vasculitis)?

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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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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What is the definition or description of: Vasculitis?

Inflammation: Inflammatory reaction of blood vessel wall May cause damage to skin or organ supplied by artery ...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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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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Can you tell me what wegeners vasculitis?

Serious illness: Wegner's granulomatous angiitis is caused by antibodies against a particular protein in neutrophils. Once uniformly fatal, it is now usually managed with strong medications by specialists. The eyes, ears, throat, lungs and kidneys are the usual targets. Wegener's greatness as a physician is tarnished by his having served the third reich, though not in the death camps; some avoid his name. ...Read more

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Is cryofibrinogenemia a form of vasculitis?

Is cryofibrinogenemia a form of vasculitis?

Great question!: Some cases are, most cases aren't! there's different types of cryofibrinogens and they're being sorted out. http://ajcp.ascpjournals.org/content/119/1/114.full.p. ...Read more

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What is the specialtist to see about vasculitis?

Several types: Generally you'll want to see two types of physicians for your vasculitis, which is a general term for inflammation of the blood vessels. The first is a vascular surgeon who can recognize all the vasculitidies and offer operative treatments for blockages and aneurysms that arise as a result of vasculitis, and the other is a rheumatologist who can offer medical therapies to slow the inflammation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vasculitis? Is it contagious?

Read below: Vasculitis' can be congenital or acquired. They can lead to extremity pain, vision changes, aneurysms and headaches. ...Read more

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What is rheumatoid vasculitis?

What is rheumatoid vasculitis?

Blood vetssel inflam: Blood vessel inflammation, usually associated with cryoglobulins. If you have this, you need complement studies, c2, c4, c3 and measurement of cryoglobulins. ...Read more

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What leads to retinal vasculitis?

See details: Having a systemic vasculitis or connective tissue disorder that can have vasculitis as a component. ...Read more

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What causes uticarial vasculitis?

Autoimmune: This is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the blood vessel walls and eventual urticaria. Treating the underlying disease usually helps in controlling the urticaria. ...Read more

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What is best vasculitis treatment?

Varies by type: The treatment depends on the type of vasculitis. There are several. For some forms of vasculitis, no treatment is necessary. Other forms are life-threatening and require immunosuppressive medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Joram Seggev
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Angiitis (Definition)

Angiitis = Inflammation ...Read more