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Doctor insights on: Polyarteritis Nodosa Prognosis

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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

Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...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 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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Is takayasu's arthritis curable?

Is takayasu's arthritis curable?

No: Takayasu's arteritis (it's not an arthritis) is a vasculitis, which is inflammation of the vessels. Etiology remains unclear, but the immune system is thought to contribute the most to disease. Immunosuppressive meds help control symptoms, but this disease tends to flare. The more severe and frequently the pt flares, the more worried i get about prognosis and may identify pts who need surgery. ...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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Is systemic lupus erythematosus fatal?

Is systemic lupus erythematosus fatal?

Sometimes.: Sle is generally treated with good response, but unfortunately it is sometimes fatal. ...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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Polymyositis life expectancy with sjogren's syndrome? What is prognosis?

Polymyositis life expectancy with sjogren's syndrome? What is prognosis?

Depends: On the course of the disease, organ involvement, baseline health status, the aggressiveness of the condition, and many other factors (response to treatment, etc.). ...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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What is wegeners vasculitis?

What is wegeners vasculitis?

Disease or Syndrome?: Wegener's granulomatosis (wg), more recently granulomatosis with polyangiitis (wegener's) (gpa), is an incurable form of vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels) that affects the nose, lungs, kidneys, and other organs. Due to its end-organ damage, it is life-threatening and requires long-term immunosuppression.[1] five-year survival is up to 87%, with some of the mortality due to toxicity of rx. ...Read more

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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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Tuberculosis cerebritis is curable?

Tuberculosis cerebritis is curable?

Perhaps: If tuberculosis gets into the brain, this can clearly be deadly unless immediate intervention is accomplished. Often the spread results from tuberculoma rupturing and causing a tuberculous meningitis, and if pupils dilate, may be terminal. But if diagnosis is mad early, meds to treat may really turn around. The risk is however, very high indeed. ...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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Is lupus curable?

Unfortunately, no: Unfortunately, lupus is incurable. The best chance for success lies with meaningful partnership with a caring and able rheumatologist with experience in lupus. ...Read more

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Is discoid lupus cancer?

Is discoid lupus cancer?

No: It is a chronic, autoimmune skin disorder and does not predispose to cancer. ...Read more

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What causes granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

What causes granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

The exact causes of GPA — formerly known as Wegener's granulomatosis — and MPA are unknown: GPA and MPA are both types of inflammation of the blood vessels (vasculitis). It is believed that one or more genetic and environmental factors, such as infections, allergic reactions, certain drugs and diseases, might trigger an abnormal immune system response that causes GPA and MPA symptoms. However, no specific infection or event has been identified as the cause. GPA and MPA develop when the immune system mistakenly identifies blood vessel cells as foreign invaders and attacks them. The vessels become inflamed, causing them to narrow or close off, disrupting the flow of blood to various organs and causing organ and tissue damage. No matter the cause, early diagnosis and treatment of GPA and MPA are essential for a full recovery. ...Read more

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Is lupus erythematosus infectious?

No: Is a immune based disease does not recognize self and attacks multiple organs. ...Read more

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Polyarteritis Nodosa (Definition)

A disease that causes arteries to ...Read more