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A condition in which blood vessels are inflamed.
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
A condition in which blood vessels are inflamed.
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
Various: Vasculitis means inflammation of blood vessels. There are many forms of vasculitis, depending on the size of the blood vessels whether large arteries, small arteries, capillaries or veins.That are inflamed. Accordingly, the disease can range from unpleasant to life threatening. The treatment also depends on what blood vessels are inflamed. Vasculitis can also be limited to certain organs. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. five-year survival is up to 87%, with some of the mortality due to toxicity of rx. ...Read more
Many and varied.: Many diseases can cause immune mediated vasculitis. Apart from the specific illness with tendencies to affect specific organs, the most common serious issues from all vasculitis are inflammation of renal, cerebrovascular, gastrinitestinal, and cardiac blood vessel inflammation. ...Read more
Leukocytoclastic vas: It is a disease that inflames the lining of the smaller blood vessels. Leukocytoclastic vasculitis may be localized to the skin or may manifest in other organs. The internal organs affected most commonly include the joints, the gastrointestinal tract, and the kidneys. The prognosis is good in the absence of internal involvement. ...Read more
Yes but...: There are so many causes of headache of which many are felt in the temples, one of which causes is vasculitis. But vasculitis is a rare cause of headache. Most headaches in people with proven connective tissue disorders in fact are not due to cerebral vasculitis. Diagnostic tests exist which your neurologist may suggest for your headache work-up. ...Read more
Highly variable: Depends on root cause and treatment response. Sometimes it will relapse and remit, other times it can spontaneously resolve. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What kind of specialist diagnoses vasculitis where there is a high degree if suspicion generally but the type of vasculitis is uncertain?
Rheumatologist: Would be an appropriate one.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Autoimmune disease: A disease in which your body makes antibodies against your own cells. These antibodies cause destruction and inflammation which produce a wide variety of symptoms depending on what cells are being injured. There are some common symptoms and signs with the disease, but just about any symptom could be produced by lupus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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