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What is the main diagnostic test for allergic vasculitis?

What is the main diagnostic test for allergic vasculitis?

Blood testing: Testing for systemic signs of inflammation with c-reactive protein levels or erythrocyte sedimentation rate is often performed. Testing for auto-immune antibodies such as anti-nuclear antibodies (ana screening) or rheumatoid factor may be needed. In addition, evidence of complement protein cascade activation (ch-50) may be useful to detect active inflamation periods. Biopsy is the best test. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Does allergic vasculitis usually have long-term complications?

Does allergic vasculitis usually have long-term complications?

YES, IT MAY: First, what exact vasculitis you mean. If it is churg-strauss, it can cause damage in lungs, some nerves, even leading to paralysis, heart problems. Kidneys - rarely. Even allergic vasculitis affecting mainly the skin may cause complications inside the body. Even allergic vasculitis that is usually limited to the skin (see website below), can be associated with damage to internal organs. ...Read more

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Skin biopsy result: superficial to mid dermal perivascular lymphocytic infilitrate with focal basal vacuolar changes.does thismean allergic vasculitis?

Skin biopsy result: superficial to mid dermal perivascular lymphocytic infilitrate with focal basal vacuolar changes.does thismean allergic vasculitis?

No: There is no involvement of the blood vessels themselves- thus not vasculitis by definition. This is a very common skin biopsy finding which has no diagnostic meaning other than ruling out a more serious condition. ...Read more

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What tests diagnose cerebral vasculitis?

See details: The definitive test is a brain biopsy. Arteriography may help. Ct and mris are not very valuable for this disorder. ...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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How long does vasculitis last? full tests done and no diagnosis

It depends what type: Vasculitis means an inflammation of blood vessels, and is a category which includes a very wide range of disorders. Some are mild and self limited and others are serious and may require lifelong treatment. ...Read more

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Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my vasculitis?

Rheumatologist: Vasculitis is an autoimmune process that should be evaluated by a rheumatologist. Depending on features of the vasculitis, other specialists may also become involved. ...Read more

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Can you have a blood test for vasculitis?

Sort of: There isn't a test for vasculitis per-se, but there are tests that while not specific for what can cause a vasculitis, can (if low) decrease the likelihood of a vasculitis being present. ...Read more

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Is the treatment of vasculitis requires frequent blood tests?

Is the treatment of vasculitis requires frequent blood tests?

Often: Systemic vasculitis is often severe and life-threatening. It requires aggressive therapy with medications that themselves can have significant side effects. Both the disease and the meds used to treat it require frequent monitoring with blood tests and other types of tests. ...Read more

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